Voice of the Day: Melissa Raphael | Sojourners

Voice of the Day: Melissa Raphael

Relational care, rather than quasi-military intervention or the miraculous suspension of the laws of cause and effect, is the sign and medium of God's power within the world ... God's love and ours in its image, is unlimited and omnipotent in that it is experienced as all-conquering love by those who love and are loved absolutely, even if its effect is not one of victorious deliverance. God's power is invested in the power of interpersonal and social relation to mediate its blessing and to institute justice and judgement on those who violate it.

- Melissa Raphael
from her book The Female Face of God in Auschwitz on finding God in the midst of suffering

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