We are not honest and open-minded explorers of reality; we are alienated from reality because we have made

ourselves the center of the universe Lesslie Newbigin Jesus Christ is a God whom we approach without pride and before whom we humble ourselves without despair Blaise Pascal The glory of God is seen in the face of Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Messiah; where the Spirit renews the covenant; this glory will be seen in the lives of Christians. To have the face unveiled does not mean that the glory is, like that on Moses’ face, the sort of thing that can (so to speak) be seen with the naked eye. N.T. Wright This is the glory of Christ. To see him and be with him and to enjoy him will be our final, all-satisfying salvation. This is the end for which we were made - to spend eternity knowing ever-more and enjoying ever-more the infinite riches of the glory of Christ. John Piper Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face… Paul - 1 Corinthians 13:12a My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek. Psalm 27:8 Progress in the spiritual state is looking upon the glory of God with uncovered face. Bernard of Clairvaux Christianity is characterized by the simplicity and complexity of facing: being faced by God, embodied in the face of Christ; turning to face Jesus Christ in faith; being members of a community of the face; seeing the face of God reflected in creation and especially in each human face, with all the faces in our heart related to the presence of the face of Christ. David F. Ford

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