What does that mean?
The word hippy for a lot of Christians conjures up rebellion, explicit sexuality, and a disdain for morality.
When I think of the word hippy I am reminded of a group of young people who were not convinced the establishment had things right and were unwilling to go along quietly. They were not afraid to raise their voices and call out that something was not right and that things were not being done in a way that promoted peace, love, hope, or faith.
The word Christian for a lot of people in the world conjures up images of exclusion, judgement, and the ability to turn people away from Jesus simply because of how they behave.
When I think of the word Christian I am reminded of a Jesus who loved the outcast and tried to mostly ignore politics and hierarchy. He touched the unclean and chose women & men with a past to help with his anti-establishment message. He died for all…not just for those who think he chose them and only them.
I’m certain of some things and unsure about others. But what I know for sure is that I’m open to learning because that is how I believe faith, hope, & love work.