Galileo Church

Quirky church for spiritual refugees. Who would Jesus love?

Our missional priorities:
1. We do justice for LGBTQ+ humans, and support the people who love them.
2. We do kindness for people with mental illness and in emotional distress, and celebrate neurodiversity.
3. We do beauty for our God-Who-Is-Beautiful.
4. We do real relationship, no bullshit, ever.
5. We do whatever it takes to share this good news with the world God still loves.

Trying to find us IRL?
Mail here: 6563 Teague Road, Fort Worth TX 76140
Worship here: 5860 I-20 service road, Fort Worth 76119, 5 pm Sundays

Scatology: Relational Bullshit Under the Microscope 5/5

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“Because I love you, I forgive you…kinda.” Forgiveness is the corollary to the confession we talked about on Ash Wednesday. We are not only sinners; we are also sinned against, guaranteed for anybody who stays in a relationship long enough. The people you love will hurt you. How expensive is your forgiveness? How tightly do you hold a grudge, clutch the offense? Like the older brother in the story Jesus tells: do those brothers ever love each other again? Or are they bickering about what happened that year for decades to come? Does the older brother hold on to the ulteriority of power gained in the younger brother’s serious transgressions? What would it look like if we practiced prodigal (reckless, lavish, bounteous, ridiculous) forgiveness?