Tuesday 1 December 2015

"He has made him known"

Wangie and the kids, and their Israeli teacher: God's goodness is manifested everywhere, in all kinds of people, often most unexpectedly. When I am tempted to hate, or at least to judge, and to dislike - it is good to remember that the Spirit blows where it will, and most unexpectedly.

David Neuhaus's theological reading of new Christian communities in the Holy Land, among them the Filipinos: for a people that remembers only the unkindness and violence suffered at the hands of the followers of Jesus, the gentleness and kindness they experience at the hands of their Filipino caregivers is truly a revelation and a manifestation of the loving kindness of God. The Filipinos in the Holy Land, along with all others in this service: the face of the Father - part of the ongoing revelation of his mercy.

"No one has ever seen God. The only-begotten, who is closest to the heart of the Father, he has made him known." (Jn 1,18)

Θεὸν  οὐδεὶς  ἑώρακεν  πώποτε·  μονογενὴς  Θεὸς    ὢν  εἰς  τὸν κόλπον  τοῦ  Πατρὸς,  ἐκεῖνος  ἐξηγήσατο. (Jn 1,18)



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