11 May 2009

Can't Help But Note

the joyful coherence between continual justification (a la Edward Preuss) and Kleinig's oft stated "you can't possess it, but must constantly receive it" in *Grace Upon Grace.* YES! He draws the analogy with birth and starting to breathe; we literally go on living because we go on taking in the oxygen which is not our creation, but a free gift of God, and without which we would simply die. So our taking in of the Holy Spirit - ongoing, constant, never a possession, but always a Gift waiting to be in-breathed.

1 comment:

Paul said...

just as we breathe in and out the Jesus prayer; or this: (inhale) Spirit, fill me;
(exhale) Spirit, cleanse me.
Daily bread, daily breath:)