Monday, July 22, 2013

All Our Longings Fulfilled

"The whole point is this: when we have cleared away the idols we have place before God - imagine using your arm and just sweeping away all those trophies from the mantle so that there is nothing between us and him- we open up a direct line to the God who is all in all. He is all love, all mercy, all light, all power, all compassion, all goodness, and all wealth. God is the God of all our longings fulfilled, in whom no voids remain.And that is all God wants and needs from us- our willingness to keep the direct line open so that he may be with us and be all of those things for us, with nothing standing between our love."

  - Elizabeth Scalia in  Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life., page 61