brueggemann on the process of maturation

stumbled across this AMAZING quote by ‘the walter‘ recently, while reading his book, hope within history:

Mature personhood does not come by pilgrimages of continuity, but by abrasion, disruption, and discontinuity which shatter our grasp of things and make us, at key points, not the initiators but the recipients of gifts and surprises that we often do not want to receive.

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