Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity (it did not need changing)! Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God! ~ Richard Rohr.
Philosopher and theologian John Duns Scotus (1266-1308) believed the incarnation of God and the redemption of the world was the proactive work of God that was conceived from the very beginning in that we were “chosen in Christ before the world was made” (Ephesians 1:4). He promoted the idea only perfect love and divine self-revelation could inspire God to come in human form.
And Richard Rohr writs, "God never merely reacts, but supremely and freely acts--out of love. Love is the beginning, the way itself, and the final consummation...God does not love us because we are good; God loves us because God is good." Nothing we can do will either decrease or increase God’s eternal and infinite eagerness to love!
To me, that's the good news.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”