That’s what Jesus seeping under the skin does to a body. The decision to accept Jesus is a passionate, even violent one, and it hurts. But the hurt doesn’t end there. Living in Jesus, entering the Kingdom, opposes much of what the world values.
In her speech at the Golden Globes, Oprah declared, “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” But those truths can sometimes be lost on us if we don’t listen to them in a light most favorable to the people who tell them. That’s how we learn; that’s how we grow; that’s how we begin to address the injustices that face us daily.