Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Of course, I could be wrong...: MadPriest Thought For The Day

Of course, I could be wrong...: MadPriest Thought For The Day

Check out this reflection and the comments. Makes a good Holy Week meditation. I particularly liked the first part where MP says, "For a god to come back to life is no big deal. Any god can do that. For God to die - now, that is the real deal. Try killing yourself if you're immortal. Try feeling pain if you cannot be hurt." But, I totally disagree with MP on "But what is the achievement if our God is the God of love, or, put even more simply, if God is God?" Loving is often harder than dying.

4 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Yes, Doxy, that was a good thread. There was a parallel discussion at Fr. Jake's. In the comments Susan Russell linked to this sermon by Michael Hopkins that expresses something very close to my view of atonement.

MadPriest said...

Parallel????
It was lagging at least half a mile behind!

Mimi - she betrays me with a kiss.

MadPriest said...

Share Cropper. I fear you have misunderstood me. I was actually asking a question for people to answer because I don't know the answer. If God is love what was achieved on top of what a loving God would already give? Or something like that.

Share Cropper said...

Ohh, MP, what an idea? Is it like the circus where the final act is a grand exhibition? I don't know either. But, I'm going to keep wondering aloud about it - and I'll bet you do, too.