The irresistible idea

 

A friend of mine pointed me towards this beautiful and challenging quote. The irresistible idea of the infinite demand of love.

 

To believe in Christ’s rising and death’s dying is also to live with the power and challenge to rise up now from all our dark graves of suffering love.

If sympathy for the world’s wounds is not enlarged by our anguish, if love for those around us is not expanded, if gratitude for what is good does not flame up, if insight is not deepened, if commitment to what is important is not strengthened, if aching for a new day is not intensified, if hope is weakened and faith diminished, if from the experience of death comes nothing good, then death has won. Then death, be proud.

 

So I shall struggle to live the reality of Christ’s rising and death’s dying.

Nicholas Wolterstorff: Lament for a son.

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