God's Yes (2 Corinthians 1:20)

Roy A. Harrisville

Article Type: Texts in Context

Publication Date: 7/1/1991

Issue: Whither Lutheranism? (Vol. 11, No 3, Summer, 1991)

Now, who can speak such a “Yes,” such a constant “Yes,” with or without the “No,” so that your humanity is not only conceded but sustained, upheld? One Person, One Creature in whom the Creator appeared! One Jew in whom God made your affair his own, who not merely lived from God or lived in God, but lived as God alone, was God, because he lived totally and absolutely for the other, for that is what it means to be God—to be nothing for oneself, nothing in oneself, to be so totally and absolutely for the other that whatever you or I may be to each other can only be its shadow or reflection.

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