“What separates us from God is not our sins, but our unwillingness to have our sins forgiven” (Karl Barth).
I can relate to that.
(Waving “hi” to Wendy). This is yet another great quote that holds a concept that needs to become a consistent part of my way of thinking/relating to God. Thanks!
Who is “us” in this quote? What is the context?
“us” is “you”, “me”, “them”, “humanity” in general
I’m not sure the “them” are UNWILLING to have their sins forgiven. Some are unaware they have sin. Some see themselves as lost causes–they don’t see the possibility of forgiveness. Etc.
Wasn’t it Tozer who said something like – The most important thing about us is what comes into our mind when we think of God.
What we think He feels about us, how we see Him, how we see ourselves, how we look at life… it’s all connected to that statement.
Take that verse in S.o.S where He says – You have ravished my heart, my sister my bride with one glance of your eyes… Do we really get that – His heart is ravished by ONE GLANCE from us!!! Have you ever glanced at someone? Barely even looked at them? We barely look at Him and His heart is ravished by us. How many of really grasp that? I could go on…