"Learning to live without power" - Stanley Hauerwas

I have Palm Sunday in mind in sharing the clip below - "Despair vs. Hope." So often our vision for God, faith, and the presence of Jesus in our world revolves around getting our way, not unlike the crowds cheering their "king" to only a few days later rejecting him for not giving them what they want.

In this clip, Stanley Hauerwas reflects on his hope and faith rooted in a time when Christians are "learning to live without power." Rather than despair, he suggests a posture of hope in not having to fix the world around us. In many ways, starting with Palm Sunday, Holy Week is about dying to ourselves and our own vision for life, and finding hope in another way - the way of Jesus.

 

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