Quote of the Day

Hope finds in Christ not only a consolation in suffering, but also the protest of the divine promise against suffering. If Paul calls death the ‘last enemy’ (I Cor. 15:26), then the opposite is also true: that the risen Christ, and with him the resurrection hope, must be declared to be the enemy of death and of a world that puts up with death. That is why faith, whenever it develops into hope, causes not rest but unrest, not patience but impatience. Those who hope in Christ can no longer put up with reality as it is, but begin to suffer under it, to contradict it. Peace with God means conflict with the world, for the goad of the promised future stabs inexorably into the flesh of very unfulfilled present. It makes the Church the source of continual new impulses towards the light of the promised future that is to come.

      – Jurgen Moltmann, Theology of Hope

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