God who will disabuse me of my fantasies and projections and disclose to me who I am in the network of my connectedness to the world

 


http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-authenticity-of-faith-part-8-trade.html


Kim Fabricius

…Keats’ idea of Negative Capability, “that is, when a man [sic] is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason”. Such a person (I would argue) is able to wait, patiently, alertly, expectantly, on revelations small and large, and, above all, on the God who will disabuse me of my fantasies and projections and disclose to me who I am in the network of my connectedness to the world…The strength of our faith will have times of growth, times of pruning, and even times of withering on the vine, but the mere seedling of faith is enough to move McKinley. Most radically put: sometimes I may not even know whether I believe, but I know in whom I believe” (adapting Karl Barth quoting Paul Althaus) — the crucified and risen Saviour!


 

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Author: charlesburchfield

I am an artist working primarily with collage.

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