Patricia Hofer

Soren Kierkegaard on when we strive and when we stumble.

“It must be firmly maintained that Christ did not come to the world only to set an example for us. If that were the case we would have law and works-righteousness again. He comes to save us and in this way be our example. His very example should humble us, teach us how infinitely far away we are from resembling him. When we humble ourselves, then Christ is pure compassion. And in our striving to approach him, he is again our very help. It alternates: when we are striving, then he is our example; and when we stumble, lose courage, then his is the love that helps us up. And then he is our example again. (Sören Kierkegaard, Journals and Papers)”

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