The Herb Of Grace

Theology and Poetry, Politics and Prose

Saturday, March 21st in the Season of Lent March 21, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joel @ 1:11 am

The humiliation of the cross is like an electric fence in only one way: it lets the proud nowhere near the glory of God. Lesslie Newbigin writes,

“The Christian gospel has sometimes been made the tool of an imperialism, and of that we have to repent. But at its heart it is the denial of all imperialisms, for at its center there is the cross where all imperialisms are humbled and we are invited to find the center of human unity in the One who was made nothing so that all might be one. The very heart of the biblical vision for the unity of humankind is that its center is not an imperial power but the slain Lamb.”

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