Faith is not an addendum to our existence, a theological virtue, one among others.
The faith to which we are called is the fundamental energizer of our lives. Authentic faith transforms us; it leads us to sell all and follow the Lord. The idea is not, once again, that everything in the life of the believer is different. The idea is rather that no dimension of life is closed off to the transforming power of the Spirit - since no dimension of life is closed off to the ravages of sin.
But faith, in turn, is only one component in God’s program of redemption. The scope of divine redemption is not just the saving of lost souls but the renewal of life - and more even than that: the renewal of all creation. Redemption is for flourishing.” —The Grace that Shaped My Life, Nicholas Wolterstorff.
Guys, can we like, bring circlets into fashion? They’re so darn pretty!!
Anna Mona. By Ahmet Murat Karayilan, Turkey.
Photographed by Benjamin Lennox for V Magazine Spring 2012