Patricia Hofer

“God is the father of Jesus”

“God is the father of Jesus and of us–of every possibility of our being; but while God is the father of his children, Jesus is the father of their sonship; for in him is made the life which is sonship to the Father–the recognition, namely, in fact and life, that the Father has his claim upon his sons and daughters. We are not and cannot become true sons without our will willing his will, our doing following his making…. When a man truly and perfectly says with Jesus, and as Jesus said it, ‘Thy will be done,’ he closes the everlasting life-circle; the life of the Father and the Son flows through him; he is a part of the divine organism. Then is the prayer of the Lord in him fulfilled: ‘I in them and thou in me, that they made be made perfect in one.'” (George MacDonald, Unspoken Sermons, “Creation in Christ”)

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