Rowan Williams on God and human suffering

But it seems to me not clear that we should conclude that God, by suffering as direct subject the human sufferings of Jesus, becomes more profoundly involved in human pain of all kinds than he would otherwise be. On the contrary, God’s loving involvement is there already: what happens in Jesus is that we are drawn into a community in which our engagement in the fate of human beings acquires something of the same exposure and unconditionality as God’s.
from “Incarnation and the renewal of community” in On Christian Theology


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