emotionally satisfying?

Miroslav Volf quoted Flannery O’Connor on Facebook recently. Volf says that in response to a suggestion that the Incarnation may not be emotionally satisfying, O’Connor wrote:

I must say that the thought of everyone lolling about in an emotionally satisfying faith is repugnant to me.

Hmmm. OK… We want our faith to reassure us and make us feel good, but I have to admit that I believe O’Connor is right. If our faith is not challenging us to be better people and to help make the world a better place, then it is not doing what it is supposed to do.

A thought in this season of the Incarnation as we approach Epiphany.



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