Archive for October, 2013

Joseph Langford on God’s Love

Posted: October 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

“The same God who loves us as we are also loves us to much to leave us as we are. Perhpas because we tend to hold to ideas about God that reflect our own suppositions and fears, more than God’s self-revelation. We reduce God to our own dimensions, ascribing to him our own reactions and responses, especially our own petty and conditional kind of love, and so end up believing in a God cast in our own image and likeness.

But the true God, the living God, is entirely “other”:. Precisely from this radical otherness derives the inscrutable and transcendent nature of divine love– for which our limited human love is but a distant metaphor. God’s love is much more than our human love simply multiplied and expanded. God’s love for us will ever be mystery; unfathomable, awesome, entirely beyond human expectation.

Precisely because God’s love is something “no eyes has seen, nor ear heard nor the heart of man conceived” (1 Cor 2:9), Mother Teresa meditated on it continuously, and encouraged us to do the same, to continue plumbing this mystery more deeply. To this end she invites us: “Try to deepen your understanding of these two words, ‘Thirst of God.;”
― Joseph Langford

New Series – LOVE

Posted: October 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

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God is Love. There are only three things we don’t really get about this statement.

What is love?

Who is God?

What does IS mean?