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I’m slowly reading through Rowan Williams latest book, on Dostoevsky. Today I found a quote that concerns desire:

“To accept Christ’s claims, or the Church’s claims for Christ (…), is to recognize an interruption that introduces a new element into the moral  world. Christ is apprehended when something not planned or foreseen in the contents of the world breaks through, is an act or event that represents the gratuity of love or joy. And such an event alters what is possible by offering the will what might be called a “truthful” or appropriate direction for desire” (p. 30).

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