On the Way

Abraham is not told who he is but who he will be at the end of the road that leads him from everything that constitutes his being( family, homeland, relationships).

The person who is involved in God’s history finds his identity through the promise of his future. His being human becomes historical and his history becomes messianic, i.e. full of the promised future that announces itself. Every present becomes painfully insufficient, a ‘not yet’ that points beyond itself, because the sting of the promised uncovering of humankind is disconcerting in the present.

The hope for Gods’ future can thus only be experienced when all human hopes and securities are radically doubted.

Ton van Prooijen, Limping but Blessed

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