A Faith Collective
Sharing Perspectives and Experiences
An exploration of faith for those who feel spiritually homeless.
For those finding faith or losing it; for those who feel they no longer fit where they once did.
For those who have been hurt, helped, broken or healed by faith experience and find that their current spiritual journey has led them wandering some place wild, unknown and far from home; you’re not alone.
“A podcast for the spiritually homeless”, the show follows the hosts conversations about faith, love, and how to practice them.
There are two kinds of justice. The first is retributive justice. This is the justice that says, "an eye for an eye" and reacts to harm by causing equal harm in return. Retributive justice stands directly opposed to mercy. The two cannot coexist.
Instead, we turn to restorative justice. This justice seeks to restore everything to its right state. It reacts to harm by causing healing and restoration in return. Restorative justice is mercy at work.
Unconditional mercy means that we give and receive mercy freely and without any prerequisite. We give the benefit of the doubt when we don't know and we forgive whether or not we feel that someone is deserving of forgiveness.
We receive mercy by honestly acknowledging our own individual and cultural failures and acting towards restorative justice.
True humility is being both spiritually and intellectually honest about what we do and do not know. It is always self-critical without being negative. This can be hard for many because we were each told that our tribe has a monopoly on truth. However, the real truth is that we just don't know. We trust.
Trust is good and beautiful and necessary, but because we simply cannot know with certainty, we must approach everything with the utmost humility.