Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The particular identity


God's love cannot be understood, in the first place, somewhat counter to a certain tendency of ours, as a series of passionate heart throbs or the pouring forth of a general sweetness.  It consisted, and consists, in making available a rather particular human living out.  Perhaps this is not what we want....  It is not as though he is consoling us in our small, timorous identities; rather he is furnishing the means for us to take part in a different show, something which calls us to be something different from what we thought we were.

James Alison
Raising Abel
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