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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

If quotes were clouds this one would be a cumulonimbus

Heaven does not laugh loud but it laughs last — when all the world will laugh in its light. It is a smile more immeasurable than the ocean's and more deep; it is an irony gentler and more pleasant than the bending skies, the irony of a long love and the play of its sure mastery; it is the smile of the holy in its silent omnipotent mercy.
P. T. Forsyth, The Justification of God: Lectures for War-Time on a Christian Theodicy (London: Independent, 1957), p. 206.

1 comment:

Tom Nicholson said...

... from the man who also said:

"There are more conversions on the other side than on this."

Truly the "smile of the holy in its silent omnipotent mercy"!