Not a God of Fortune

The Christian God is no little god of fortune, in whose kingdom it is possible to remain free of want and sorrow. Jesus—multiplying loaves and healing the sick—could have had all this; indeed can have it. Instead Jesus identified with the suffering and for the sake of their sicknesses became sick; for the sufferers’ sake he suffered abuse; in order to overcome death he, like everyone else, became mortal. To accept the way of Jesus means also to hold on to the paradox.


  1. Deanna Bowling says:

    Sometimes it takes me awhile to notice something. On my 3rd or maybe 4th read through of today’s posting, I noticed in the first line: “The Christian God is no little god of fortune” This is so true. This is so very true, there is … nothing little… about the Christian God.

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