Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, May 2, 2009

May 2, 2009

reconciliation

“The reconciliation of man to God
begins when God accepts the child of man,
exactly as he is,
into a relationship with himself --
"this grace wherein we stand".
This He does for the sake
of what man is to inherit, to become.
And for the means,
He gives him over to a Person, Christ,
and a community, the Church;
and in attachment to these,
personality grows, freedom is attained,
sin is forgiven, estrangement is ended,
capacities for relationship extend.
Reconciliation is the Spirit's
liberating work of love,
exercised through a Person
and a community of persons.”
- G. R. Dunstan

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