Life-Giving Morality

It seems like an oxymoron, because morality is immediately perceived simply as a collection of “don’t” statements. But morality is really about allowing the life-giving presence of God to emerge in the midst of our life together. What follows is a beautiful quote from the bizarrely titled Womanpriest, by Alla Bozarth:

Morality in the Christian community flows spontaneously out of a shared perception of Christ’s love. It is a shared attitude of desire for the common good, an attitude of well-wishing toward life so forceful that it shapes the good it intends. Genuine morality is the actualized overflow of the love of Christ into the world; it is an acted yearning for the wholeness and well-being of others. It is, finally, a mutual empowerment toward wholeness in creation.

The source of this quote is a blog titled “Even the Devils Believe.” The article is found here.

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