Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Signposts of Hope

"...with Easter, God's new creation is launched upon a surprised world, pointing ahead to the renewal, the redemption, the rebirth of the entire creation.... every act of love, every deed done in Christ and by the Spirit, every work of true creativity- doing justice, making peace, healing families, resisting temptation, seeking and winning true freedom- is an earthly event in a long history of things that implement Jesus's own resurrection and anticipate the final new creation and act as signposts of hope, pointing back to the first and on to the second...." (taken from the appendix of Surprised by Hope, pp. 294-95)

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