Thursday, 21 January 2016


'As moderns with individualism in our bones, we need to be jarred by what Paul is doing here, He does not just use the idea of family as a romantic metaphor to add rhetorical force to his teaching, but he concretely builds the practical life of his churches around the dynamics of a real and different type of family. The community of faith regularly eats together, meets in homes, provides for each other's practical needs, pools complementary gifts that build each other up, and celebrates and grieves together. It is only within this sort of community that we can learn to enter into and sustain committed and loving relationships - to grow into maturity.' 
Jonathan Grant, Divine Sex, p.219.