I’m just writing a paper on ‘seeking the good of the city’ and I came across this…

Leslie Newbigin writes that the church… “is both a means and an end, because it is a foretaste. It is the community of the Holy Spirit who is the earnest of our inheritance. The Church can only witness to that inheritance because her life is a real foretaste of it, a real participation in the life of God himself… Precisely because the Church is here and now a real foretaste of heaven, she can be the witness and instrument of the kingdom of heaven. It is precisely because she is not merely instrumental that she can be instrumental.”

I wish I could write stuff like that…

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