Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Unconditional love not approval

unconditional love
We often confuse unconditional love with unconditional approval. God loves us without conditions but does not approve of every human behavior.

God doesn’t approve of betrayal, violence, hatred, suspicion, and all other expressions of evil, because they all contradict the love God wants to instill in the human heart. Evil is the absence of God’s love.
-Henri Nouwen, (1932-1996) Bread For the Journey, 1996

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  • At 9/21/2007 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't' believe all violence is evil, we sometimes ask for what we receive?


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