Too Beautiful to Be True – von Balthasar, The Mystery of Being, Revealed as Absolute Love

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“It is too beautiful to be true: The mystery of being, unveiled as absolute love, coming down to wash the feet and the souls of its creatures; a love that assumes the whole burden of our guilt and hate, that accepts the accusations that shower down, the disbelief that veils God again when he has revealed himself, all the scorn and contempt that nails down his incomprehensible movement of self-abasement—all this, absolute love accepts in order to excuse his creature before himself and before the world.”

Hans Urs von Balthasar, Love Alone is Credible, Chapter 7

One Comment on “Too Beautiful to Be True – von Balthasar, The Mystery of Being, Revealed as Absolute Love”

  1. Steve Jones

    Hi Pastor Geoff, just wanted to say thanks again for the All Nations MTC lectures, “Evangelism in a Postmodern Culture” and “How We Know Things.” I really enjoyed them and loved the way you made what I thought would be difficult subjects so easy to understand. I’m not the brightest of people and have been wondering if the Theology Forum would be far too intellectual for me but the way you explained things on Saturday made me realize that it might not be too much of a challenge, so hope to see you at the next one. Thank you and may our loving God continue to bless you in all that you do.
    Steve Jones

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