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The fantasy of God

The feast of eternal joy is prepared by the fullness of God and the rejoicing of all created being. If we could talk only about God’s nature and will, we should not do justice to his plenitude. Inappropriate though human analogy is bound to be, in thinking of the fulness of God we can best talk about the inexhaustibly rich fantasy of God, meaning by that his creative imagination. From that imagination live upon live proceeds in protean abundance. If creation is transfigured and glorified . . . then creation is not just the free decision of God’s will; nor is it an outcome of his self-realization. It is like a great song or a splendid poem or a wonderful divine dance of his fantasy, for the communication of his divine plenitude. The laughter of the universe is God’s delight. It is the universal Easter laughter. (Jürgen Moltmann, The Coming of God, 338-39)

This indeed the fantasy that I am banking on, praying for, and longing for. In the face of the Good Friday wail and the Holy Saturday silence I’m still waiting for, and hoping for the coming of Easter laughter.


  1. Paul wrote:

    Amen and Amen.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  2. Nate Kerr wrote:

    And what joy that that laughter comes, even now, against all of our greatest expectations.

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 2:39 am | Permalink
  3. dan wrote:

    Would that it came more often now.

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

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