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All in God’s Arms

” You and I are meant to say that there is an openness demonstrated by the arms of our lord strung out on the cross as if to embrace the whole cosmos, because it was God’s intention to include, to bring all things to a unity, in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

There is nothing that must be left outside. God’s writ runs everywhere, and you and I have often been too adept at trying to discover who may come in and who may be excluded.

God has no enemies, ultimately, for all, all-the aetheist, the sinner, every one of those whom we have tended in our respectablities to push outside-are God’s children.

Our concern must be to find out how we can embrace everybody, how we can bring everybody inside, how we say, “We are all equal, of equal worth in the sight of God.”

Jesus did not say “If I be lifted up, I will draw some.”
Jesus said, “If I be lifted up from this earth, I wil draw all, all, all, all, all”. (John 12:32)- black, white, yellow, rich, poor, clever, not so clever, beautiful, not so beautiful. It’s one of the most radical things.

All, all, all belong: gay, lesbian, so called straight. All, all meant to be held in this incredible embrace that will not let us go. All.”

Desmond Tutu