Sunday, November 18, 2007

The suffering-servant God

"The mature Christian does not expect an all-powerful God to dramatically break into time/space to manipulate nature in marvelous ways. I don't doubt that he could, if he chose to, but that's not how the suffering-servant God works. The earth and its future is a human project. It's on us humans, not God. But nothing we humans do is good unless it's inspired by grace. And that's the key to prayer--not to ask God to get it done, but to ask for the wisdom or inspiration that will enable us to get it done. And there is help there for us if we choose to avail ourselves of it."

Jack, at "After The Future"

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