Marcel writes, "It is an eternal principle that our relationships to one another invariably reflect our relationship to God; They are a mirror, of the reality of God's Kingdom in our lives, and of the nature of the way in which we know him."
Marcel writes, "This is ultimately the resurrection from the dead, the creation of new life. All of this takes place through the love which perseveres to the end! Above all, let us ponder what tremendous good news it is that we have such a father!"
Marcel writes, "Fatherhood is a mystery we must discover over and over again because it pertains to all of us existentially. It is so existential that Jesus made God's fatherhood the starting point for all true prayer when we come before God."
Marcel writes, "Have you ever wondered why this topic is so important in God's word, so that both Isaiah and John speak of the day on which God will wipe away all tears?"
Marcel writes, "What do we usually experience in the desert? Our first impression, as we have observed, is that God has abandoned us, because we no longer feel him nor hear his voice."
Marcel writes, "Being saved, receiving forgiveness and salvation is only the sustenance which gives me appropriate strength to set out for the desert, towards my mountain of God where I will in truth encounter God - and myself."
Marcel writes, "When Jesus comes, he will cleanse us, his bride - and it will be an extremely painful cleansing. Not because he wants to punish us. No. But without his grace we would not be able to bear the shame over our heart condition, which his light reveals!"
Marcel writes, "The home with God surpasses all human power to imagine its beauty, security, peace and joy. Is this an unrealistic utopia, a desperate projection of our longings and desires?"
Marcel writes, "God intends to make us into people of righteousness. God’s kingdom is righteousness. Here it gets daunting..."
Marcel writes, "'Your Kingdom come!' Jesus taught us to pray. Because this is such a central topic it is important for us to ask ourselves: What are we really praying for here?"
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