Josh helps us think through what it means to have eyes open obedience. We don’t simply applaud nonviolence or merely value or agree with it; we practice it — at home, at work, and on the streets. To do that, we need to become deeply aware of nonviolence’s costs to us, our families, and our communities. This will help us have our eyes opened to the weight of saying yes — the weight of obedience. In a way that is counter-intuitive, this kind of obedience is often not dramatic. It is saying yes a thousand times and realizing that each one builds off the one before. It also means our disobedience is often casual, thoughtless, and repetitive. What if the way of nonviolence means saying yes a thousand times to peace not just saying no to violence once and for all?
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