“Batter my heart, three-personed God”

Appreciating these words from John Donne's Holy Sonnets, XIV Batter my heart, three-person'd God ; for you As yet but knock ; breathe, shine, and seek to mend ; That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like an usurp'd town, to … Continue reading “Batter my heart, three-personed God”

A Short Essay by Katie Fowler (My Daughter) Upon Receiving an Award

My name is Katie Fowler and I have been chosen to receive the Sharon Stack Award from Smithtown Christian School. I am honored to receive this award and humbly accept.As I thought over the questions—How has Christian education influenced your life? What are your life plans? How has the Lord influenced these decisions in your … Continue reading A Short Essay by Katie Fowler (My Daughter) Upon Receiving an Award

I appreciate this post. I especially like the llast part of the quote, “this inconceivable and senseless act of love.”

The following is a quote from Han Urs Von Balthasar.

It thus becomes clear that faith is ordered primarily to the inconceivability of God’s love, which surpasses us and anticipates us. This is the sole object, the sole daß(Martin Buber), of faith, as the Christian creed expresses it. Love alone is credible; nothing else can be believed, and nothing else ought to be believed. This is the achievement, the “work” of faith: to recognize this absolute prius, which nothing else can surpass; to believe that there is such a thing as love, absolute love, and that there is nothing higher or greater than it; to believe against all the evidence of experience (“credere contra fidem” like “sperare contra spem“), against every “rational” concept of God, which thinks of him in terms of impassibility or, at best, totally pure goodness, but not in terms of…

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