William Gurnall: Withdrawing God

Smith-Volterra set. Fractal built by withdrawi...

Smith-Volterra set. Fractal built by withdrawing the middle 1/4 at each iteration. Nowhere dense but has a Lebesgue mesure of ½. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God. ”
William Gurnall

 

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Origen Adamantius: Jesus and the multitudes

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When Jesus then is with the multitudes, He is not in His house, for the multitudes are outside of the house, and it is an act which springs from His love of men to leave the house and to go away to those who are not able to come to Him. ”
Origen Adamantius

Pope Benedict XVI: Almsgiving

English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition

English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Almsgiving, according to the Gospel, is not mere philanthropy: rather it is a concrete expression of charity, a theological virtue that demands interior conversion to love of God and neighbor, in imitation of Jesus Christ, who, dying on the cross, gave His entire self for us. ” –Pope Benedict XVI