Chapter 1: "To Whom Much is Forgiven. . ."
Jesus is on the side of the sinner. Forgiveness is not found among the righteous ones, for theydo not know how to give it. The Church would be more the Church of Christ if it joined Jesusin its encounter with those who are rightly judged unacceptable.
Chapter 2: The New Being
Christianity as a religion is not important, for Christianity is more than a religion. It is the New Being that is important. Resurrection is not an event that might happen in some remotefuture, but it is the power of the New Being to create life out of death, here and now, todayand tomorrow. Where there is a New Being, there is resurrection, namely, the creation intoeternity out of every moment of time.
Chapter 3: The Power of Love
He who professes devotion to God
abide in God if he abides in love, or he may not abidein God if he does not abide in love. And he who does not speak of God may abide in Him if he is abiding in love. And since the manifestation of God as love is His manifestation in Jesusthe Christ, Jesus can say that many of those who do not know Him, belong to Him, and thatmany of those who confess their allegiance to Him do not belong to Him.
Chapter 4: The Golden Rule
The great commandment as Jesus repeats it and the descriptions of love in Paul and John’stremendous assertion that God
love, infinitely transcend the Golden Rule. It must betranscended, for it does not tell us what we
wish that men would do to us.
Chapter 5: On Healing (I and II)
Faith means being grasped by a power that is greater than we are, a power that shakes us andturns us, and transforms us and heals us. Faith here, of course, does not mean the belief inassertions for which there is no evidence. It never meant that in genuine religion, and it never should be abused in this sense. The people whom Jesus could heal and can heal are those whoself-surrender to the healing power in Him.
Today we know what the New Testament alwaysknew—that miracles are signs pointing to the presence of a divine power in nature andhistory, and that they are in no way negations of natural laws.
Chapter 6: Holy Waste
There is no creativity, divine or human, without the holy waste which comes out of thecreative abundance of the heart and does not ask, "What use is this?"
Chapter 7: Principalities and Powers
Life, personal and historical, is a creative and destructive process in which freedom anddestiny, chance and necessity, responsibility and tragedy are mixed with each other ineverything and in every moment.
Chapter 8: "What Is Truth?"
There is not freedom but demonic bondage where one’s own truth is called the ultimate truth.For this is an attempt to be like God, an attempt which is made in the name of God. Distrustevery claim for truth where you do not see truth united with love. The truth that liberates isthe power of love, for God is love.