Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A faith that deepens

As I think I've shared with you before, I get a couple of emails from Sojourners most days. Here's a quotation that arrived today that I like very much:

Throughout the gospels we are repeatedly told that after some word or deed of Jesus "his disciples believed in him." The point of this statement is not that up to that point they had no faith, but rather that their faith deepened with the passage of time. To believe in God is more than simply to profess God's existence; it is to enter into communion with God and -- the two being inseparable -- with our fellow human beings as well. All this adds up to a process.

- Gustavo Gutierrez

It's from his book entitled We Drink From Our Own Wells.

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