I have realized that my writing often relies on this ambiguity. As a matter of fact, I do not want to make a firm decision about whether “we” includes the reader, or not. Instead, my use of the word “we” is meant to be invitational. The reader, I hope, will feel free to judge for herself whether or not she is included in this “we.” At best, I am inviting others into an emerging community of those who are being saved by the love and justice of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though I am aware that many who read my blog may not yet wish to be a part of this particular community, I seek to leave the door open. “We” can include you, if you so choose.
I get it wrong sometimes, without a doubt. And I rely upon my brothers and sisters in faith to correct me when I stumble. But this correction happens within a framework of love and trust in the risen and present Savior, to whom we (including you?) have dedicated our lives. It is because of what Jesus has done for us – because of his Holy Spirit – that we are able to care for one another, and to hold each another accountable.