God drew a circle that took us in because God’s territorial imperative is bigger than we can comprehend. Jesus draws endless circles around us: circles of love, circles of hope, circles of peace. The Holy Spirit compels us to climb over our self-made lines and step into the middle of God’s greater circle. God calls on us to draw circles that take in everyone willing to hear God’s Word and work for God’s Kingdom. For those who draw big circles in this life, for those who hear God’s Word and believe it and obey it, there is a hope-filled future. Let’s be people who draw circles, not lines.
- Luke 16:15