breakfast byte: God's own idea

breakfast byte: God's own idea

Watercolor, 5"x7", available in my eBay store (button to left). How odd that it is apparently not God s purpose to minister day by day to the world by direct revelation. Rather, the surprising fact is that God has chosen to minister to humanity through a scandalously visible community, the church, and to minister to the church through human agency, by calling ordinary, vulnerable, pride-prone persons into the ministry of word and sacrament. However vulnerable it may be to wretched distortions and abuses, curiously enough it seems to be God s own idea (Thomas Oden). </p><br />

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