Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Barth: the One who is real

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    Feast of Hugh, Carthusian Monk, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
    By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
    —1 Corinthians 6:14 (NIV)
    “Resurrection” is the word that, of all words in the Bible, wants to tell us in the strongest and most unambiguous way: God is not a thought, God is not a word, God is not a feeling. God is the Great One, the True One, the Real and Living One, who waits to meet us precisely at that point where our thoughts about him end.
    ... Karl Barth (1886-1968), from “He Himself” in Come Holy Spirit: Sermons, New York: Round Table Press, 1933, reprint, Mowbrays, 1978, p. 162 (see the book)
    See also John 11:25-26; 1 Cor. 6:14; Phil. 3:10-11; 1 Thess. 4:16; 2 Tim. 1:8-10
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are the one true God.
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