Friday, April 25, 2008

Sojourners quote

Israel is to make no image of Yahweh, but Israel is to be such
an image of God in the world.... We should note, however, that
human beings represent God's cause in the world not primarily in
spiritual ways but in very concrete and practical ones. They
represent God's concern for a clean and beautiful earth, a
productive earth, one filled with the full variety of the
creatures called into being at the Creation. They represent
God's concern for the sharing of the goods of earth in a
tolerably fair way, for the maintenance of life and its
possibilities, for the furthering of the institutional
arrangements that preserve life and make it flower.
--Walter Harrelson

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