Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The wild wonder of God's love

"The Sending of the Twelve"

Why dogmatism is so unhelpful as well as uncharitable:

What I believe is so magnificent, so glorious, that it is beyond finite comprehension. To believe that the universe was created by a purposeful, benign Creator is one thing. To believe that this Creator took on human vesture, accepted death and mortality, was tempted, betrayed, broken, and all for love of us, defies reason. It is so wild that it terrifies some Christians who try to dogmatize their fear by lashing out at other Christians, because tidy Christianity with all answers given is easier than one which reaches out to the wild wonder of God's love, a love we don't even have to earn.

-- Madeleine L'Engle

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever read any of Madeleine L'Engle's books, the ones for adults? They look simple, but are profound. Like "The Rock that is Higher." I love her writing and thoughts.


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