Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Surprised by Hope

Two quotes from Tom Wright's Surprised by Hope. And why not?

On 1 Peter 1: 4 (...to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you), Wright writes:

If I say to a friend 'I've kept some beer in the fridge for you', that doesn't mean that he has to get into the fridge in order to drink the beer, 164.

And this one on the resurrection life...

Why will we be given new bodies? According to the early Christians, the purpose of this new body will be to rule wisely over God's new world. Forget those images about lounging around playing harps. There will be work to do and we shall relish doing it, 173.