„God in the depths of us receives God who comes to us: it is God contemplating God.“

Quoted in An Anthology of Mysticism and Mystical Philosophy' (1927) by William Kingsland, God is more interior to us than we are to ourselves. His acting in us is nearer and more inward than our own actions. God works in us from inside outwards; creatures work on us from the outside p. 94

Estratto da Wikiquote. Ultimo aggiornamento 03 Giugno 2021. Storia
Jan van Ruusbroec photo
Jan van Ruusbroec9
presbitero e scrittore fiammingo 1293 - 1381

Citazioni simili

Julian of Norwich photo

„Truth sees God, and wisdom contemplates God, and from these two comes a third, a holy and wonderful delight in God, who is love.“

—  Julian of Norwich, libro Revelations of Divine Love

Summations, Chapter 44
Origine: Revelations of Divine Love
Contesto: Truth seeth God, and Wisdom beholdeth God, and of these two cometh the third: that is, a holy marvellous delight in God; which is Love. Where Truth and Wisdom are verily, there is Love verily, coming of them both. And all of God’s making: for He is endless sovereign Truth, endless sovereign Wisdom, endless sovereign Love, unmade; and man’s Soul is a creature in God which hath the same properties made, and evermore it doeth that it was made for: it seeth God, it beholdeth God, and it loveth God. Whereof God enjoyeth in the creature; and the creature in God, endlessly marvelling.
Contesto: Truth seeth God, and Wisdom beholdeth God, and of these two cometh the third: that is, a holy marvellous delight in God; which is Love. Where Truth and Wisdom are verily, there is Love verily, coming of them both. And all of God’s making: for He is endless sovereign Truth, endless sovereign Wisdom, endless sovereign Love, unmade; and man’s Soul is a creature in God which hath the same properties made, and evermore it doeth that it was made for: it seeth God, it beholdeth God, and it loveth God. Whereof God enjoyeth in the creature; and the creature in God, endlessly marvelling.
In which marvelling he seeth his God, his Lord, his Maker so high, so great, and so good, in comparison with him that is made, that scarcely the creature seemeth ought to the self. But the clarity and the clearness of Truth and Wisdom maketh him to see and to bear witness that he is made for Love, in which God endlessly keepeth him.

Ellen G. White photo
Richard Baxter photo

„When the Son of God comes to rescue us and bring us back to God, He does not find in us the ability to believe.“

—  Richard Baxter English Puritan church leader, poet, and hymn-writer 1615 - 1691

The Saints' Everlasting Rest (1650), "The Nature of the Saints' Rest"

Aldo Capitini photo
André Gide photo
John Ruysbroeck photo
Saint Patrick photo

„Therefore be amazed, you great and small who fear God, and you men of God, eloquent speakers, listen and contemplate.“

—  Saint Patrick 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland 385 - 461

The Confession (c. 452?)
Contesto: Therefore be amazed, you great and small who fear God, and you men of God, eloquent speakers, listen and contemplate. Who was it summoned me, a fool, from the midst of those who appear wise and learned in the law and powerful in rhetoric and in all things? Me, truly wretched in this world, he inspired before others that I could be — if I would — such a one who, with fear and reverence, and faithfully, without complaint, would come to the people to whom the love of Christ brought me and gave me in my lifetime, if I should be worthy, to serve them truly and with humility.

Steven Curtis Chapman photo
Richard Rohr photo

„every time God forgives us, God is saying that God's own rules do not matter as much as the relationship that God wants to create with us.“

—  Richard Rohr American spiritual writer, speaker, teacher, Catholic Franciscan priest 1943

Origine: Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

Ben Carson photo

„God loves us all, and all of us are equal in God's sight.“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

Origine: Think Big (1996), p. 56

Billy Graham photo
Aurelius Augustinus photo

„Without God, we cannot. Without us, God will not.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430

As quoted in If God Be For Us : Sermons on the Gifts of the Gospel (1954), by Robert Edward Luccock, p. 38; this may be a variant translation or paraphrase of an expression in his 169th sermon: "He who created you without you will not justify you without you."
Disputed

Nikos Kazantzakis photo

„It is not God who will save us — it is we who will save God, by battling, by creating, and by transmuting matter into spirit.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis, libro The Saviors of God

The Saviors of God (1923)
Contesto: We do not struggle for ourselves, nor for our race, not even for humanity.
We do not struggle for Earth, nor for ideas. All these are the precious yet provisional stairs of our ascending God, and they crumble away as soon as he steps upon them in his ascent.
In the smallest lightning flash of our lives, we feel all of God treading upon us, and suddenly we understand: if we all desire it intensely, if we organize all the visible and invisible powers of earth and fling them upward, if we all battle together like fellow combatants eternally vigilant — then the Universe might possibly be saved.
It is not God who will save us — it is we who will save God, by battling, by creating, and by transmuting matter into spirit.

René Girard photo

„The God of Christianity isn’t the violent God of archaic religion, but the non-violent God who willingly becomes a victim in order to free us from our violence.“

—  René Girard French historian, literary critic, and philosopher of social science 1923 - 2015

"The Scandal of Christianity" in Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture (2007), p. 219

Halldór Laxness photo
Desmond Tutu photo

„Without us, God has no eyes, without us, God has no ears; without us, God has no arms or hands. God relies on us. Won't you join other people of faith in becoming God's partners in the world?“

—  Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931

Forward (April 2011)
God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations (2011)
Contesto: Some of my friends are skeptical when they hear me say this, but I am by nature a person who dislikes confrontation. I have consciously sought during my lifetime to emulate my mother, whom our family knew as a gentle “comforter of the afflicted.” However, when I see innocent people suffering, pushed around by the rich and the powerful, then, as the prophet Jeremiah, says, if I try to keep quiet is is as if the word of God burned like a fire in my breast. I feel compelled to speak out, sometimes to even argue with God over how a loving creator can allow this to happen.
In the Church of Sant'Egido in Rome, home of an extraordinary community of lay people devoted to working with the poor, there is an old crucifix that portrays Christ without arms. When I asked about its importance to the community, I was told that it shows how God relies on us to do God's work in the world.
Without us, God has no eyes, without us, God has no ears; without us, God has no arms or hands. God relies on us. Won't you join other people of faith in becoming God's partners in the world?

Mata Amritanandamayi photo
William Wordsworth photo
Glen Cook photo

Argomenti correlati