Sunday, December 22, 2002

The vision of God that is counter to our prevailing attitudes towards dominance is a kenotic one;and since we are meant to be God's image, to mirror God, our response must be a kenotic response. To get from the attitude of dominance to the attitude of kenosis, or the mind of Christ, is an enormous task, and one that only tears can accomplish. Tears are always a sign that we are struggling with power of one sort or another: the loss of ours; the entering of Gods. -- Maggie Ross

Note: Kenosis is a term which means the pouring out of self. In Christian thought, this is also associated with the Incarnation i.e., that God poured himself out into the human world. So, for a person to seek to do this, is an imitation of God's attitude towards creation.

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