I read a very striking quote some time ago. It was written by Douglas Meeks. “God owns by giving.” 1Think about that for a moment. When we think about ownership, other words come to mind: possessing, taking, buying, keeping. But giving? How is that possible? In a mysterious and beautiful way, it’s possible with love. “God so loved the world that he gave . . .” And that giving made us God’s inheritance, his possession. God owns his people not by…