Thursday, May 3, 2007

CRY TO GOD

The cry to God as 'Father'
in the New Testament
is not a calm acknowledgement
of a universal truth about
God's abstract fatherhood.
It is the Child's cry
out of a nightmare.

It is the cry of outrage,
fear, shrinking away,
when faced with the horror
of the 'world'
- yet not simply or exclusively
protest, but trust as well.

'Abba Father'
all things are possible
to Thee

-- Rowan Williams

I came across this meditation in the Northumbria Community's daily office online

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