Voices: God’s Love Overwhelmed Our Violence

I’m working my way through The Character of Virtue by Stanley Hauerwas. While doing so, I came across something that I know in my heart to be true, but something I can’t fully wrap my head (at least not yet).

We [Christians] believe that in the crucifixion of Jesus, God refused to defeat our rebellion by crushing us. Instead, the Father’s love of the Son overwhelmed our violence by refusing to end our violence violently. [1]

[1] Stanley Hauerwas, “Patience” in The Character of Virtue (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2018), Kindle Edition.