One More Thing

Speaking of our tendency to seek purpose in everything, our dear Joanna just brought the following quote to my attention:

“The natural view of God, which we construct by our own powers, is one in which we try to fit everything into the concept of the One, the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. For the theologian of the cross, however, this view has been shattered by painful disillusionment. Therefore, the death of the old nature means the end of…all attempts to anticipate [meaning] by postulating it hypothetically.” (Theology the Lutheran Way by Oswald Bayer, 26).