St. Stanley Hauerwas, “Sufficiently loved and valued…”

“We constantly try to start from somewhere other than where we are. Truthful living involves being at home with ourselves, not complacently, but patiently, recognizing that what we are today, at this moment, is sufficiently loved and valued … ”

These words from Duke Theology and Ethics professor, Stanley Hauerwas, guided our teaching time Saturday. A good reminder that complacency and patience may look similar but are rooted in different realities. Complacency in cynicism and disengagement, patience is rooted in faith.

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