“Jesus Christ is the supreme act of divine intrusion into the world’s settled arrangements. In the Christ, God refuses to ‘stay in his place.’”
~ Stanley Hauerwas & William H. Willimon
“People living in the wreckage of this sin-stained Earth must realize that the world’s main problem is that it’s inhabited by people like us, sinners in need of redemption. They need us to reach out our hands and extend to them, as cold water to the thirsty, Christ’s offer of citizenship…”
Recently, I subscribed to Foreign Policy magazine, and today I received my first issue entitled, A World Disrupted. As I scanned the opening pages, my eyes were drawn to Letter From the Editors: Disruption But Not Despair. It began:
Un bien pour un mal, goes the French phrase–a blessing in disguise, or good that comes cloaked in bad. This year, when morning headlines proclaimed doom and disaster day after day, it began to feel routine to hope, fiercely, for just that: a grace that would emerge from the evil and destruction afflicting the world (3).