beingblog:

“Calvin says that God takes an aesthetic pleasure in people. There’s no reason to imagine that God would choose to surround himself into infinite time with people whose only distinction is that they fail to transgress. King David, for example, was up to a lot of no good. To think that only faultless people are worthwhile seems like an incredible exclusion of almost everything of deep value in the human saga. Sometimes I can’t believe the narrowness that has been attributed to God in terms of what he would approve and disapprove.”
~Marilynne Robinson from The Paris Review
Hear more of Marilynne Robinson in The Mystery We Are
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Truly thought provoking words.

beingblog:

“Calvin says that God takes an aesthetic pleasure in people. There’s no reason to imagine that God would choose to surround himself into infinite time with people whose only distinction is that they fail to transgress. King David, for example, was up to a lot of no good. To think that only faultless people are worthwhile seems like an incredible exclusion of almost everything of deep value in the human saga. Sometimes I can’t believe the narrowness that has been attributed to God in terms of what he would approve and disapprove.”

~Marilynne Robinson from The Paris Review

Hear more of Marilynne Robinson in The Mystery We Are

Photo by Trân Tú Nguyễn / Flickr, cc by-nc-sa 2.0

Truly thought provoking words.

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    Truly thought provoking words.
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    Thankful for creation’s beauty.
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    Sometimes our parameters of worth need reassessing.
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