Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai
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The hope in losing

Jesus proclaims unlimited forgiveness not the excoriation of sinners. He hands out the resurrection of the body, not spiritual perfection in some alien heaven. He comes to us in the brokenness of our health, in the shipwreck of our family lives, in the loss of all possible peace of mind, even in the very thick of our sins. He saves us in our disasters, not from them. He emphatically does not promise to meet only the odd winner of the self-improvement lottery; He meets us all in our endless and inescapable losing.

—Robert Farrar Capon, The Astonished Heart
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