A Tribute to the Uncle I Never Met – Robert Farrar Capon

I do not have to know
or feel that I am saved.
I only have to trust in him,
to simply believe the bizarre:
in him, it is finished.
I do not get forgiveness from
the priest but a pronouncement
over me of the one forgiveness
I already have. It didn’t wear off.
I woke up to it, again.
Behold the lamb of God, which
took away the sin of the world.
This is the uncouth grace.
This is the party already in progress.
This is the best news.

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  1. Abby on September 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    The best news. How I needed
    That just at this very moment. Thank you,

  2. D Shepler on September 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    O that someone would leave such a tribute to my life someday. This is precious truth that evokes great joy. Praise be to God.

  3. hisfirefly on September 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    yes. oh yes, this!!!

  4. Diana Trautwein on September 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I hadn’t realized he died – I’d just been in an online discussion about his books on the parables – which were life-changing for me many years ago. Thank you for this tribute – well-deserved. He blessed many, as do you.

  5. Susan Irene Fox on September 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    “…everything religion tried (and failed) to do has been perfectly done, once and for all, by Jesus in his death and resurrection.” Robert Farrar Capon. You said this beautiful in your tribute. Amen

  6. Cherry Odelberg on September 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm


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