Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Self-abandoned on the doorstep of time (Annie Dillard)

   Faith would be that God is self-limited utterly by his creation – a contradiction of the scope of his will; that he bound himself to time and its hazards and hopes as a man would lash himself to a tree for love.  That God’s works are as good as we make them.  That God is helpless, our baby to bear, self-abandoned on the doorstep of time, wondered at by cattle and oxen.

--Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm

Image source:  Lorenzo Monaco, The Nativity (1409)

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