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5. The Hopes of God

He carried the hopes of God.

This is how he had come to see it – searching the scriptures, sucking the marrow of wisdom from the very bones of his faith. That God had spent everything to try and create community with his beloved; that is, with us, this sophisticated ape that struts on its hind l
egs and has dominion over all the world as if he or she were a god, and yet, frail and fallen, a creature not a creator, still bearing God’s image. God had spent everything – through covenants, through prophets – everything except himself...

Taken from The Things He Carried by Stephen Cottrell.

Published by SPCK

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