think through them

“My journey of faith must be personal in the sense that I struggle intellectually with issues that cut close to the heart of my identity.  As a member of the human race, a citizen of a broken world, and a follower of Jesus Christ, I can not hang up my commitments, desires, rebellions, resignations, and uncertainties like a coat on a coat rack before entering my pursuit of answers, to be taken up and put on when the work of the day is over.  How can I abstract from my commitments, desires, rebellions, resignations, and uncertainties?  I must think through them, with as much rigor as I can muster.”
– Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace

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  1. Thank you for sharing this. It is such a great reminder that Jesus wants us as we are so that He can make us more like Him. I sometimes think I need to clean myself up first. He will do all the cleaning! And through all my dirt and junk He will transform me.

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