Monday, 1 June 2015

Eclectic Orthodoxy: Can we cajole God into doing what we want?

Eclectic Orthodoxy: Can we cajole God into doing what we want?


Human beings desire. We are created by God as desiring beings. Above all, we are created with an unquenchable desire for God, without whom we cannot find genuine happiness. Yet we also need basic creaturely goods to live well in this world. We should pray for these goods, counsels McCabe, even if our desire for them is disproportionately skewed. How else can we learn from experience what we truly desire? McCabe is confident that if we are honest with our Father about what we think we want, he will lead us to know the fundamental truth of our hearts

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