Monday, May 4, 2009

Beyond finite comprehension

Something I just found:

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

That's what's happening to the church now, isn't it? A lot of us are choosing to "dogmatize our fear" and a lot of people are getting hurt in the process. And the church is getting hurt too.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this quote - and the artwork is pretty cool too!


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