Faith, Hope, Love

Hans Urs von Balthasar offers these wonderful descriptions of hope and faith in his A Theology of History:

“In its perfection, hope is simply the readiness of love to say yes to everything, to be available for everything, always open to the infinite, in the knowledge that God is always the greater good; faith is simply that disposition in the creature by which it makes an offering and a surrender of itself, and thus of all its own truth, all its own evidence, in a love which prefers God’s invariably greater truth to its own…when hope and faith are open at this infinite angle, then both are, at heart, true modes of love, which death cannot destroy…”

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1 Response to Faith, Hope, Love

  1. Burk Braun says:

    .. when it doesn't think, or criticize, or question, but believes and believes and believes.

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