‘The Night of Pain’

“The desire to be in God’s image without attaining Christ’s image is a desire for immediacy, which wants everything without detour and without self-actualization, a narcissistic desire of the ego to settle down in God, immortal and almighty, that doesn’t find it necessary ‘to let life be crucified’ and to experience the night of pain. To meditate on the cross means to say good-bye to the narcissistic hope of being free of sickness, deformity, and death.” Dorothee Soelle, Suffering, 131

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