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“The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.” -Rabindranath Tagore

Throughout our day-to-day lives we encounter many small truths — to explain them is simple. But we also encounter the Truth. We turn away because it is so great that we cannot explain it. There are no words to fully explain it, nor any intellect to fully comprehend it. All we need to do is be still, and wait.

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“The Gospel is not a truth among other truths. Rather, it sets a question-mark against all truths. The Gospel is not the door but the hinge.” I will edit this and come back with the page number. This is from The Epistle to the Romans

Here is the start of my findings about what Barth says about the Gospel in The Epistle to the Romans. What do we all think of when we think of the Gospel? The good news, Jesus the savior…and so on. But take a moment to think about the strangeness of it. It places a question-mark against ALL truths. Our truths are worldly truths, while the Gospel brings Divine Truth. Its wisdom is foolish from the perspective of the world. Its truth, heresy.

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