And this is the real wonder of Christmas. Simply this: that God has come. God has broken the reign of sin and death. God has liberated us. God is with us in Jesus Christ. Whether we feel it or not, weather we believe it or not, it remains the case: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.”
Category: Karl Barth
The State of Exception and The Apocalypticism of the Kingdom of God
And we pray, not / for new earth or heaven, but to be / quiet in heart, and in eye, / clear. What we need is here.
The Economy of Judgement, The Economy of Grace
There is no tension between the two: God's grace and judgement are the same movement; the one implies the other.