Love’s Final Foolishness

Jesus on the Cross

In the final foolishness of love, Jesus freely accepts death on the cross. It is the ultimate act of trust, the climax of a life lived in God. Jesus knows who he is. On the deepest level of his existence, Jesus reaffirms his position as Son-Servant-Beloved of the Father and fulfills his mission. Jesus’s death on the cross gives final, definitive, and everlasting form to his spiritual identity and to his intimate, loving trust in God. …

The heart of God is Jesus’s hiding place, a strong protective space where God is near, where connection is renewed, where trust, love, and self-awareness never die but are continually rekindled. In times of opposition, rejection, hatred, and danger, Jesus retreats to that hiding place where he is loved. … In the fact of mounting incomprehension and mistrust, the Father alone understand him. “No one knows who the Son is except the Father” (Luke 10:22). … nothing can remove Jesus from his Father’s love. … Nothing must interfere with proclaiming the good news of eternal life and helping people move into a way of life that will enable them to grow toward eternity–a way of peace and justice with room for human dignity to be recognized and for love to blossom. – Brennan Manning “The Importance of Being Foolish”


About Bonita Jewel

Bonita Jewel is an author and blogger who writes on a variety of themes, including: Literature & poetry Writing Parenting Purpose After living in India from the age of 16 to 28, she returned to California with her husband and three children. She is pursuing a Degree at Fresno State University. Bonita teaches community education at Clovis Adult. Her courses include Blogging Basics, Power Editing, Creative Writing, and Working from Home. She also freelances as an editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach. Her greatest passions are her family, her faith, writing, and reading. Bonita Jewel has been reading since she was 2 ½. Thirty years later, she still loves the magic and mystery of the written word. She is slowly breathing life into roughly 50 novels and nearly as many nonfiction works, depending on which plot or character seizes her interest at any given time. Please connect with Bonita at:
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