Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tim Keller on Why Relationships Are a Big Deal

“Ultimate reality is a community of persons who know and love one another. That is what the universe, God, history, and life is all about. If you favor money, power, and accomplishment over human relationships, you will dash yourself on the rocks of reality […] 
[it is] impossible […] to stay fully human if you refuse the cost of forgiveness, the substitutional exchange of love, and the confinements of community. 
[…] We believe the world was made by a God who is a community of persons who have loved each other for all eternity. You were made for mutually self-giving, other directed love.  Self-centeredness destroys the fabric of what God has made.”
- Tim Keller, The Reason for God 

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