We, unlike some of them, do not announce a Gospel of prosperity, but Christian realism. We do not announce miracles, as some do, but the sobriety of Christian life. We are convinced that all this sobriety and realism which announce a God Who became man (therefore a profoundly human God a God Who also suffers with us) give meaning to our own suffering. In this way, announcement has a broader horizon and a greater future. We also know that these sects are not very stable. … The announcement of prosperity, of miraculous healing, etc., may do good in the short term, but we soon see that life is difficult, that a human God, a God Who suffers with us, is more convincing, truer, and offers greater help for life.
What a humble & true statement. So many times we make the mistake of making “Christianity” about us – and it is so not. It’s the story of a God who became a man in order to bring man back into relationship with himself, the “us” part plays out that we might worship & enjoy him. I’m gonna try and not ruin the simplicity of that quote by saying any more.