Thursday, December 8, 2011

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"The first thing that must strike a non-Christian about a Christian's faith is that it is all too daring. It is too beautiful to be true: The mystery of being, unveiled as absolute love, coming down to wash the feet and the souls of its creatures; a love that assumes the whole burden of our guilt and hate, that accepts the accusations that shower down.. all the scorn and contempt that nails down his incomprehensible movement of self-abasement -- all this absolute love accepts in order to excuse his creature before himself......"
(Hans Urs von Balthasar)

1 comment:

mlajoie2 said...

Absolutely LOVE von Balthasar (as did Karol Wojtyla, of course!). Wrote a looong paper on his sense of ecumenism....