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March 08, 2007

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Graeme Clark

Why was Marcus 'the only one that could make that donkey work'? Perhaps his father Karl Barth gives us insight in a speech given at his 80th birthday party:

“If I have done anything in this life of mine, I have done it as a relative of the donkey that went its way carrying an important burden. The disciples had to say to its owner: ‘The Lord has need of it.’ And so it seems to have pleased God to have used me at this time, just as I was, in spite of all the things, the disagreeable things, that quite rightly are and will be said about me. Thus I was used. I just happened to be on the spot. A theology somewhat different from the current theology was apparently needed in our time, and I was permitted to be the donkey that carried this better theology for part of the way, or tried to carry it as best I could.”

jim gordon

Superb linking quotation Graeme. And it takes a fairly sturdy donkey to carry the full Church Dogmatics too!

Stuart Blythe

Hee Haw!

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