I don’t like gates, enclosures, pens, fences, walls. The feeling of being restricted bothers me. It bothers me even more when others appear to be stuck, confined or fenced in. I want to be free to live the life God intended, and I encourage others to find that freedom as well.
We are not incapable, unintelligent beings. We have the choice to come through the front door of the goodness of God’s kingdom into a community where we live together, sharing, looking after the wounded, comforting one another in our sorrows and sufferings, rejoicing in one another’s joys and providing each other a share in the abundance of the sacrificial lamb.
I pray that together we can do the work that breaks down barriers, the work that builds up communities of shepherds, for the love of Christ, our Lord.
This message is an excerpt from “I don’t like fences” by Adrainne Gray in the May 2018 issue of Gather magazine
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