2011.07.15 Quotes "American Savior" / Roland Merullo

It was becoming clear to me that what Jesus wanted from us was not pious obedience to a narrow set of rules, but a smart, limitless open-mindedness that allowed us - in real life, in actual day-to-day, modern American life - to treat the other person the way we would want to be treated.  Gay people, Jewish people, dumb people, rich people, poor people, women, men, right-wingers, liberals, soldiers, and antiwar protestors [sic], maybe even animals - we were supposed to see through the disguise they were wearing, all the way down to the I AM in them.  That was it.  That was the big commandment, I was almost sure.

(Jesus:)  Enlarge your definition of possible.

~ Roland Merullo from American Savior, A Novel of Divine Politics