A Sabbath Rhythm: Giving

“The three divine persons delight in one another and therefore give to each other.  But delight isn’t only the51lgzwcrjwl_sl500_aa240__2 reason why gifts circulate within the Godhead.  It’s also the reason why God’s gifts flow to the creatures.  God delights in us, and therefore God gives.  Divine delight in creatures is a bit like our delight in our own children – we delight in their feats, their triumphs, or their good looks, but even more basically, we delight in the sheer “that-ness” of their existence.  That they are delights us.  That we are delights God.  So the divine giver gives – and delights in our delight as well as in our being.” (Pg. 73)

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