via Facebook: DIG OF THE DAY … Here is the mystery, the secret, one might almost say the cunning, of the deep love of God: that it is bound to draw on to itself the hatred and pain and shame and anger and bitterness and rejection of the world, but to draw all those things on to itself is precisely the means, chosen from all eternity by the generous, loving God, by which to rid his world of the evils which have resulted from human abuse of God-given freedom.
Source: Daily Dig for June 28, N. T. Wright, The Crown and the Fire.
Demonstrated daily on Facebook, if we had any doubts. Trolls swarm the daisies.
1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
Demonstrated daily on Facebook, if we had any doubts. Trolls swarm the daisies. May God help us to be more holy, generous and loving.
Image: Field of Daisies, Eric Kilby, Wikimedia Commons.