Love your enemies

At the very start of the Lego Movie 2 the characters are faced with a new arrival in their world. Most of them fight these strange beings, but Emmet implores them to try another approach: love. He makes a heart and offers it to them in a gesture of peace.

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His gift is promptly chewed up, and the pieces spat out.

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Without giving too much of the plot away, the alien creatures responded from a place of ¬†immaturity. They mirrored the violence they saw. They weren’t yet ready to understand the gift of grace offered to them.

And yet, the spat-out pieces became the path to the restoration of all things.

This morning as I broke bread and gave out the pieces of Jesus’ dismembered body, I prayed with hope that God would restore this fractured world.


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