…about her new book My Peace I Give You. Check thou it out!
We Chestertonians are everywhere.
In that interview, Ms. Adams indicated that abused children often grow to reckon their goodness and loveability in terms of their usefulness as objects to lecherous others. Let this fact be a warning to preachers who, rightly preaching difficult service to others, neglect to mention that God’s love for you or me is not only for our “selfless” or “self-forgetful” usefulness to others, but also because he loves each of us (“unto madness”, said Therese of Lisieux) for our selves (as He does each of our needy neighbors for his or her self). “[God’s] own Holy Spirit so sore desireth our weal, that, as men say, he groaneth for us in such wise as no tongue can tell.” (Thomas More)
Oh-oh! I should have said (of course) “Ms. Eden”, not “Ms. Adams”. (I’m really not an idiot! I’m not! I’m not!)
A thoughtful interview…glad I took the time to read it.