Sunday, March 01, 2009

quote of the week: Scot McKnight on facing the face of God

The Jesus Creed...flows from the face of God's gracious love. We learn to live the Jesus Creed when we begin to face God. Sometimes, like Adam and Eve, we hide our faces from God, hoping God might not find us as God strolls through the garden. We hide from God for all kinds of reasons: Perhaps we did not learn to love well from our parents or family, or perhaps we have experienced or are still in a deeply wounding relationship, or perhaps we are tired and weary from seeking intimacy. Such experiences can turn our face from God. But, facing God heals us and empowers us to become lovers of God and lovers of others.
from Scot McKnight, 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed, 24. Passages added in links from chapter and book.

2 comments:

nAncY said...

encouraging words

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nancy,
Thanks. Tis' an excellent book, a very good daily read- for forty days.