If we are not careful, our very notions about God can be misplaced, and instead of bringing life and freedom, become a tool in the hand of the oppressor. History is not short of examples. For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. – Nelson Mandela
Creativity helps us to navigate anxiety. The fullness of the love that the creator has for us steadies us. Jesus does not desire an anxious life for us. He wants our lives to look like a well watered garden. He wants us to experience Shalom which means peace and flourishing. Space and time to flourish. Shalom is the way that things ‘ought’ to be.