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Posted by on Jun 15, 2009

Quote of the Day – Diarmuid O’Murchu on Ancestral Grace

Quote of the Day – Diarmuid O’Murchu on Ancestral Grace

Ancestral Grace

Orbis Books has published a new work by Irish Catholic priest, Diarmuid O’Murchu, entitled Ancestral Grace. It  offers a challenging new perspective on evolution, environmental bioregionalism, Christian tradition and their reconciliation into a comprehensive and optimistic vision of the future of humanity.

I offer this quote from the book and invite you to consider it with open mind and heart.

Being human is the gateway to access divine meaning. Indeed, ancestral grace thrives on the great story of humans being receptive and responsive to divine initiative over several million years. The humanity of Jesus is the key that unlocks the secrets of divinity, not the opposite, as we have believed for much of the Christian era. The mystery of God becomes transparent in the mystery of the human. . . Jesus is the first disciple of ancestral grace.

~ Diarmuid O’Murchu

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  1. wow, i’d like to read more quotes from fr. diarmuid..very irish-rae ellen

  2. This book is a masterpiece like all of Diarmuid’s books. I just finished reading Ancestral Grace for the third time!!

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