Thursday, July 2, 2009

Jesus, the ark of God


"[John's gospel] speaks in the clearest voice we have that sentence all humankind craves . . . : the Maker of all things loves and wants me. In no other book our culture possesses can we see a clearer graph of that need, that tall enormous radiant arc -- fragile creatures made by the Father's hand, hurled into space, then caught at last by a man in some ways like ourselves, though the ark of God."

Reynolds Price, Three Gospels, page 177.