Faith does not therefore lack rationality, at least if it presents itself as it ought to be thought of – as faith in the sovereign and humble power of love. And faith will not then lack in assurance: for like faith in love, it loves already, and therefore already deploys the logic of love. It is not faith that is defined as “the shadow of the good things to come” (Heb. 10:1), but the promise of the Law. Faith attains already “the reality of things hoped for” . . . because it already finds, in its practice “the proof of things not yet seen.” (Heb. 11:1) . . . . Reason has been limited until now to interpreting the world, therefore in transforming it into objects that it can master. It’s time that it begins to respect the world. To respect the world means to see, therefore to envision the face of another human being. And that can only happen in the figure of love, following its logic and in the light of its glory. Christians have nothing better to propose for the rationality of men.
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