Ego Custodiam

The fourth of the relational statements that the early church fathers made reflected God’s relationship to the church. “I will guard them,” says God of his people. At first, we might be inclined to think that this statement could be fuller or more involved. We might expect God to say Ego Redimam (“I will redeem”)… Read More

Why Do You Despair (reprise)

“Why do you despair, my soul? And why do you groan? In regards to me you must hope in God, Because again I will confess him— Salvation is before me by my God.” (Psalm 42:12 [verse 11 in English translations])   Once again we find the psalmist echoing the words of his soul’s despair. The… Read More