“A true friend sees the first tear…catches the second…and stops the third.” –Angelique Arnauld “The task of God’s people is rooted in Christ’s mission.  Simply stated, Jesus preached the good news of the kingdom in word and in deed, so the church must do the same.  And as we have seen, Jesus particularly delighted in

Faith sees in the resurrection of Christ not the eternity of heaven, but the future of the very earth on which his cross stands.  It sees in him the future of the very humanity for which he died.  That is why it finds the cross the hope of the earth. ― Jürgen Moltmann, Theology of Hope