Sunday, March 9, 2014

Quote of the Day (Barbara Brown Taylor, on God Not Conforming to Expectations)

“Disillusioned, we find out that God does not conform to our expectations. We glimpse our own relative size in the universe and see that no human being can say who God should be or how God should act. We review our requirements of God and recognize them as our own fictions, things we tell ourselves to make ourselves feel safe or good or comfortable. Disillusioned, we find out what is not true and we are set free to seek what is—if we dare— to turn away from the God who was supposed to be in order to seek the God who is.” —Barbara Brown Taylor, God in Pain: Teaching Sermons on Suffering (1998)

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