We are not worthy

We heart Doxa. They’re three blokes running a clothing company with a name that means glory, who seek to show God’s love in everything they do, including only using organic and ethically sourced fabrics. And their designs are brilliant. What’s not to love?

So when they offered to design us a special edition threads teeshirt for our launch at Momentum, we jumped at the chance.

And here it is!

We’ve had some interesting conversations about the slogan. One of the things that inspired us to start threads was that we all know people who have been disillusioned or hacked off by Christians appearing holier-than-thou and worthy.

But We Are Not Worthy. And admitting that makes us happy. It takes the pressure off.

Sometimes we’re really great, reflecting flashes of our creator. We can be generous to a fault, creative geniuses, determined justice-seekers or incredibly wise.

But none of us is perfect. In the great time-honoured tradition of God followers, we can try to be good but regularly fail. Sometimes, we’re not sure what being good means. And other times, we don’t even try.

We want to be honest about that in threads. But we don’t want to wallow in it, because Jesus came to sort it out.

Colossians 1:15 (The Message) puts it this way:

“So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe – people and things, animals and atoms – get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.”

We’re living in the bittersweet tension between being broken and dislocated and the glorious hope of being fully fixed.