Lent 2 (2016.02.21 Sermon)
February 21st, 2016 | John Chandler
John Chandler helped us get a late start on Lent with a look at Abram’s memorable experience with God in Genesis 15.
- “Today on the other hand people like to overlook the suffering which is part of every great passion. They want to be completely, painlessly happy, so they repress suffering. They anaesthetize pain and rob themselves of feeling. Life without passion is a poor thing. Life without the preparedness for suffering is thin and poverty-stricken. The fear of passion has to be got over, just as much as the fear of suffering.” — Jürgen Moltmann, Jesus Christ for Today’s World
- “If God were in every respect incapable of suffering, he would also be incapable of love. He would at most be able to love himself, but not anything other than himself. But if he is capable of loving something other than himself, then he opens himself for the suffering which love for the other brings him…” — Jürgen Moltmann, Jesus Christ for Today’s World
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