Honest Christianity – whose hole and what fills it?


It has been suggested that humanity has a God shaped hole that many of us have sought to fill with various things – activities, possessions, relationships etc.

Our Ignatian daily readings book suggested the opposite – that because the way God has a humanity shaped hole, “God is no longer pure God, but always God- with-humanity-in-His-heart”.

This is a provocative way to think about the self chosen nature of God, to be inextricably changed for our sake: “This perhaps gives us some insight into redemption. In a mystery we cannot fathom, God ‘empties’, ‘loses’ Himself in bringing back to Himself his estranged, lost children”.

Ruth Burrows in An Ignatian Book of Days ed Jim Manney. Loyola Press, 2014, p162.


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