Discerning Divinity in Process


On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process

A little from Catherine Keller’s On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process that I’m in the midst of for my Emotional Intelligence course…

“Those who know suffering come closer to a truth about the creation: the future is open, alarmingly or promisingly.  The way is not laid out in advance.  Creation itself is in process.  Our own way forward has not yet been charted.  There may be no trail before us at all.  Sometimes one can only move forward in faith: that is, in courage and confidence, not in a delusional certainty.

Process is ongoing.  Amidst trials and tribulations, life is going on.  Exoduses happen.  But, like Moses, you may not make it to the promised land.  That possibility didn’t paralyze him.  ‘Hope,’ says the theologian Karl Barth, laying to rest any facile faith in end-times or immortality, comes ‘ in the act of taking the next step.’” (Keller, 9)

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