Important To Remember

In a word, then, God is love. In the story of Jesus, God defines himself as an event of self-giving love. He defines himself as a life rich in relationships, full of movement and energy, a harmony of repetition in difference. God is not an isolated, motionless “being” – he is not a static unity, but a dynamic triunity. He is not a single voice, but a harmony; not a monologue, but a conversation; not a march, but a dance.

Not to divide Christ’s divinity and humanity, or to give the impression that he sometimes functions as God and sometimes as a human. Jesus Christ is divine and human in one person.

Not to divide redemption from creation, or to give the impression that Christ invades a world that is alien to him. Human beings were created after the pattern of the same eternal Image that has become incarnate in Jesus.

Not to divide Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, or to give the impression that he achieves salvation at just one moment of his career. The total life-journey of Jesus Christ – from his birth, to his ministry of teaching and healing, to his death and resurrection – is the saving event.

In a word, then, God is love. In the story of Jesus, God defines himself as an event of self-giving love. He defines himself as a life rich in relationships, full of movement and energy, a harmony of repetition in difference. God is not an isolated, motionless “being” – he is not a static unity, but a dynamic triunity. He is not a single voice, but a harmony; not a monologue, but a conversation; not a march, but a dance.

– Benjamin Myers

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"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." -- 1 John 4:7 A simple man exploring the mysteries of love - TSP
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7 Responses to Important To Remember

  1. Ezra says:

    This is beautiful to remember! I especially loved the contrast and comparisons of who and what God is.

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    • Thanks so much Ezra! My hope is to kind of build a slow-drawing out of content so we can understand more of what it means to have certain messages in a world of religious pluralism.

      Sometimes instead of treating all faiths and ideologies in their fullness we go into clique mode and degrade and falsely represent but i think the highest truth is to show that we don’t have to. You can show everything in it’s fullness and if you faithfully go into theology and love for that matter the cream of the crop will always rise 🙂 and that is where your getting true revelation 😉

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  2. George Edy says:

    I like very much this article.Congratulions!

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  3. DinaOnTheGo! says:

    scanning through different blogs, indeed it is good that someone wrote about Life and Faith with God.

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