May this New Year bring ever deepening revelations of God's love for us and may God lead us to share this love with the lost and needy all around us.
Love and Blessings!
Frank Emanuel on behalf of the National ThoughtWorks Team.
|Pastor Luke Geraty|
|A house on the Isle of Iona.|
|Climing the stairs to the lookout at Mont-Royal with my faith community|
“The miracles of healing Jesus performs, or which take place in his proximity, are not intended to present him as a divine exceptional human being; they are miracles of the kingdom and signs of the messianic future which, with Jesus, breaks into the present in its sickness. They are ‘miracles’ only in an unchanged world. If the kingdom of God becomes powerful in the present, healings and liberations are not ‘miracles’ at all; they are a matter of course.”
The understanding of God's Kingdom reign that we call naturally supernatural is a powerful theological innovation. It helps us to reconcile one of the great theological tensions: why does God heal some people but not everybody? Part of the problem it addresses is in understanding what exactly is a 'miracle'. Not the actual substance of the 'miracle' itself as a healing, deliverance, etc., but what does it mean when we call such a thing a 'miracle'.Jürgen Moltmann, Ethics of Hope, 54.
|Sheep at Fionnphort, Isle of Mull|
|Iona Abbey, August 2012|
|Moltmann in Chicago 2009|