Dec 29, 2014: God Initiates

Robert E. Webber

What humans could not attain because they could not raise themselves to God, God attained by descending to humans. . . . There can be no such thing as spirituality without God initiating relationship with human persons, a relationship that is traced back to the momentous event we celebrate as Christmas—God with us. But there is another side to spirituality that issues from the incarnation as well. That is the necessity of the human nature choosing to unite with God.

-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2004), 63.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.