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What If ‘Rich’ Did Not Have To Mean ‘Wealthy’, And ‘Whole’ Did Not Have To Mean ‘Healed’? (via Kate Bowler)

Kate Bowler writes of a life with stage four cancer and her encounters with a strand of Christianity that has confused the eternal biblical promises of the Gospel with variations of contemporary prosperity.
If you attend a church tomorrow I how you will hear the good news, not be told Jesus died and rose so you can get stuff.

“What would it mean for Christians to give up that little piece of the American Dream that says, “You are limitless”? Everything is not possible. The mighty kingdom of God is not yet here. What if ‘rich’ did not have to mean ‘wealthy’, and ‘whole’ did not have to mean ‘healed’? What if being the people of “the gospel” meant that we are simply people with good news? God is here. We are loved. It is enough.”
― Kate Bowler, Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved