Discerning Mission

Finding God in the trash

Theologian Gregory Walter offers a pointed reminder:

Trash represents things used up, lost, or beyond repair.  No one is more useless than the Crucified One, whose place of execution probably also served as a rubbish heap.  These objects represent a wide range of matters:  love, pain, indifference, affection, cheap labor, and the ephemeral character of goods in our present age. Finding God in the trash means finding God calling out for reconciliation, for forgiveness, for lost hope, and reclaiming it.  

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