So the Bible says so, too (that God loves you… & me!) Virginia (that’s me!) is really looking forward to hearing author & theologian Peter Kreeft speak Friday night @ the College of William & Mary. (7:00 PM in Ewell Auditorium for any interested Williamsburgers – all are welcome!) He’ll be tackling the topic: “Can a Just God be Merciful? Can a Merciful God be Just?”
Over the years I’ve read several of Dr. Kreeft’s many books (he’s written 75!?), but last November my 8-day silent retreat got a great start with “The God Who Loves You.” In the introduction, he said we often take the fact that God loves us as sort of humdrum. God loves you, God loves me, God loves everybody. (yawn) … When it should be the most shattering fact of our lives. It changes everything. God’s love.
Needless to say I highly recommend that book, but you can also check out Peter Kreeft’s website that’s loaded with excerpts of his writings. (Click here: www.peterkreeft.com)
On this Lenten Thursday let’s be challenged by this thought from Dr. Kreeft that’s oh, so appropriate here @ Roses in the Rubble…
“Love is a flower, and hope is its stem. Salvation is the whole plant. God’s grace, God’s own life, comes into us by faith, like water through a tree’s roots. It rises in us by hope, like sap through the trunk. And it flowers from our branches, fruit for our neighbor’s use.” Dr. Peter Kreeft
grace, peace & flowering Love
Virginia : )
Thank you for posting this, Virginia, and your comments. Oh! How I wish I was in Wmsbg and could come to hear Dr Kreeft tonight. Weren’t some of his earlier IVP books about imagined conversations between famous historical figures, atheist/believer. It’s been a long time, but I’m thinking he was the creative and imaginative author who made deep things reachable.
You are right, Faith, he’s written many creative books. And Dr. Kreeft was AMAZING Friday night. Wish you could have heard him — and it will take a bit to process all that he said, because each thing was so deeply rich in spiritual truth! Blessings to you in Belgium (hugs inclusive!) grace, peace & spiritual creativity – Virginia : )