Most of Christianity is a struggle to let go of a God who doesn’t exist – the task master, the shamer, the all powerful Almighty. What might it mean to let go of our belief in a God who leave us cold and burdened? To uncover the God Thomas Merton once called, “mercy, within mercy, within mercy”.
Mark Yaconelli is an author, speaker, and retreat leader. He is the co-founder of Triptykos, a public action programme for engaged compassion at Claremont School of Theology. He is also the host of The Hearth: Real Stories by Regular Folks in his home town of Ashland, Oregon.