Wednesday, December 21, 2005

And yet, God surprises

"The dominant idealogy of our culture is committed to continuity and success and to the avoidance of pain, hurt and loss. The dominant culture is also resistant to genuine newness and real surprise. It is curious but true, that surprise is as unwelcome as loss. And our culture is organized to prevent the experience of both."

-- Walter Brueggemann, The Message of the Psalms

2 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

Wow . . . that's something to chew on. Thanks for posting this one.

8:43 AM, December 21, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

You're quite welcome, Bob. Brueggemann's writings are full of wisdom, particularly in relation to the Psalms. Peace.

4:14 PM, December 21, 2005  

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