Christmas with Kierkegaard: God’s Love

by Kim on December 24, 2009

“This is all I have known for certain, that God is love. Even if I have been mistaken about this or that point, God is nevertheless love. If I have made a mistake it will be plain enough; so I repent - and God is love. He is love - not he was love, nor he will be love, oh no, even that future is too slow for me - he is love. Oh, how wonderful! Sometimes, perhaps, my repentance does not come at once, and so there is a future. But God keeps no person waiting, for he is love. Like spring-water which keeps the same temperature summer and winter - so is God’s love. His love is a spring that never runs dry.”

“Oh, marvelous omnipotence of love! But God who creates out of nothing, who almightily takes from nothing and says, ‘Be,’ lovingly adjoins, ‘Be something even in opposition to me.’ Marvelous love, even his omnipotence is under the sway of love.”

“The greatest danger for a child, where religion is concerned, is not that his father or teacher should be an unbeliever, not even his being a hypocrite. No, the danger lies in their being pious and God-fearing, and in the child being convinced thereof, but that he should nevertheless notice that deep within there lies hidden a terrible unest. The danger is that the child is provoked to draw a conclusion about God, that God is not infinte love.”

“Oh, our loving Father, help us to remember that it is not where we breathe, but where we love, that we live.”

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sitereader 12.26.09 at 6:37 am

wow. Thank you Kim.

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