Jesus' Death and Our Fate, Part Two: Journey Toward God

Given that the 20th century has shown us so clearly that we cannot pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and recreate the world as we know it ought to be, Christian meditation on time's relationship to eternity is urgent. Instead of faith in a loving God, many now prize honesty about the allegedly cold, hard facts. Instead of hope in the goodness and justice of God, many prize courage in the face of what seems to be eternal annihilation. And instead of love for God and neighbor, many prize authenticity and responsibility as the only values that will make life together remotely bearable. The Christian vision of this life and of the life to come calls us higher by showing us that God, in his infinite mercy and generosity, has made a way for us through time and into eternity, where we will finally come to rest in him.

4/5/2012 4:00:00 AM
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