Thursday, September 3, 2009

Rowan Williams on "Living in Truth"...

"Living in truth means living where Jesus lives... When Jesus speaks of being 'consecrated in the truth,' the reader is immediately invited to connect this with Jesus' consecration of himself, which can only mean the death he is to endure. Truth and death are brought together with alarming closeness: truthful living is the full acceptance of the real and concrete danger of pursuing faithfulness in this world; it is an acceptance of risk and mortality. It is also a letting go of what denies such mortality, what deceives us into believing that faith will not put us at risk - literally at risk of persecution and death, and more widely at risk of losing those securities and defenses which tame the God we worship in Christ."

- Rowan Williams, from "Christ on Trial: How the Gospel Unsettles Our Judgment"

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