Enough of wimpy “God is love” stuff. What good is that in the face of people who are suffering untold injustices and violent prejudices? Promises of “I will save you” don’t give us the fierce courage we need to move beyond the traumas that life brings.
It always helps, of course, to remember that we are loved. But to be loved by a god which has power to alleviate suffering, one which has the power to liberate the oppressed…how does such a god love and leave us to endure what “He” has the power to undo?
Instead we need a God who loves us fiercely, one which doesn’t take on the role of softy savior or almighty healer/ liberator from on high, god of cartoon kid-heroes.
What if we had a God with fierce faith in us, one who never gives up on us, one which refuses to let us get away with wimping out on life?