Thursday, July 02, 2009

Being Human

"God apparently loves freedom as much as incarnation. And that is the rub of time and history and our interminable groanings. We are the victims of our own freedom and our bodily incarnations. God took that great risk in creating free human persons, and we must take it too. Doing it perfectly is not the goal, doing it is the goal.

The sons and daughters of God tend to be afraid of freedom and do not trust incarnation. We would rather hide behind the securities of law instead of taking God’s risks. We would rather be “spiritual” than just being human."

Adapted from Near Occasions of Grace, p.5

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4 comments:

Wine and Words said...

I think God loves only a controlled freedom, within his COMMANDS, his moral fabric. I fight this. I should be caged, because right now....my freedom does not comply.

Daisy said...

So true.

Mich

annie said...

Much to to think about here...

Steve E. said...

BRAVA!!!!!