“The Epistle to the Ephesians presents the whole Christian mystery as the mystery of God’s unification of all things in Christ (1:10), which takes form most concretely in the reconciliation of Jew and Gentile “in one body through the cross” (2:16). This reconciliation, which already has taken place in the person of the crucified and… Read more »
“In Jesus are riches—if you are poor; honor—if you are despised; friendship—if you are forsaken; help—if you are injured; mercy—if you are miserable; joy—if you are disconsolate; protection—if you are in danger; deliverance—if you are a captive; life—if you are mortal; and all things—if you have nothing at all.” — James Meikle, 18th-c.
“Life is a gift to be received with humility and gratitude, not an achievement. Most of the biblical narrative for our lives can be seen as the unfolding drama of what happens when we do and do not accept our created identity as males and females made in the image of God, for communion with… Read more »
“The most obvious fact about praise—whether of God or anything—strangely escaped me. I thought of it in terms of compliment, approval, or the giving of honour. I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise… “The world rings with praise—lovers praising their mistresses, readers their favourite poet, walkers praising the countryside, players praising… Read more »
“This I give you to share, and to defend all your life, the One Godhead and Power, found in the Three in Unity, and comprising the Three separately; not unequal, in substances or natures, neither increased nor diminished by superiorities or inferiorities; in every respect equal, in every respect the same; just as the beauty… Read more »