“Jesus comprehends us, not from our sunny sides where we are strong and capable, but from our shadow sides, where our weaknesses lie.” ~Jürgen Moltmann He sees and he holds out his hand. Come with me, he says.
Monthly Archives: January 2016
There are more and more groups today oriented towards issues and causes. There are peace movements, ecological movements, movements for oppressed people, for the liberation of women, against torture, etc. Each movement is important and, if they are based in … Continue reading
I think the goal of theological writing is to be transformed. If I’m not being confronted and shaped by what I’m reading and writing about, then I’m not doing it right. If I’m writing to applaud and celebrate my understanding, … Continue reading
“In storms and squalls we need a pilot, and in this present life we need prayer; for we are susceptible to the provocations of our thoughts, both good and bad. If our thought is full of devotion and love of … Continue reading
Theological truth is the truth of God’s relationship with people and it is the fruit not of learning but of experience. In this sense all theology, properly so called, is written in blood. It is an attempt to communicate what … Continue reading
Reading Vanier’s book on John. He talks about the profound gesture of washing each other’s feet as part of the community. I get the idea of humility, but it’s lost its practical significance. Jesus washed feet as a sign of … Continue reading
After having said, “Whoever is thirsty, let him come to me and drink!” Jesus says, “From the breast of the one who believes in me, as Scripture says, rivers of living waters will flow.” Rivers of living water will flow … Continue reading