Sunday, January 10, 2010

a thought on inclusion/exclusion

"The feast of the Kingdom of God is described (and acted out) by [Jesus] as generously inclusive beyond anyone's wildest dreams. That is the main point: the free, surprising love of a God who can be utterly trusted to judge truthfully and then decide far more compassionately than any of the rest of us. There is also a sharp not of exclusion [in his feast-centered ethic], but it is one that follows from the inclusiveness. The excluded are those who cannot bear God's generosity and will not imitate it." [David Ford, Self and Salvation]

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