The Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead is working to infiltrate the whole creation with God's love.
Season after Pentecost | 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
When I combined the popular ideas of God in my mind, I ended up with a strange stew—a lover God who would torture me with fire if I stepped out of line and bless me with diamonds if I obeyed. In other words, my image of God had a serious borderline personality disorder.
In 1983, Kenneth Mitchell and Herbert Anderson wrote that "death is only one form of loss." This would have been unthinkable for Christians half a century earlier.
by Lucy BregmanOctober 28, 2011