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Main : Religions & Spirituality : God

  by: Anthony de Mello, SJ, One Minute Wisdom

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One of the disconcerting -- and delightful —teachings of the Master was: "God is closer to sinners than to saints."

This is how he explained it: "God in heaven holds each person by a string. When you sin, you cut the string. Then God ties it up again, making a knot and thereby bringing you a little closer to him. Again and again your sins cut the string and with each further knot God keeps drawing you closer and closer."

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