Entertain this proposition: That God is the map whereby we locate the setting of our life. That God is the water in which we launch our life raft. That God is the real thing from which and toward which we receive our being and identify ourselves. It follows that the kind of God at work in your life will determine the shape and quality and risk at the center of your existence. It matters who God is.

Walter Brueggemann

From “A God Who Gives Wildly … and Then Insists”

Sermon Given Oct. 14, 1990