This book by Jacques Ellul just keeps popping up on my radar over the past year or so and here it is back on my mind again. I still have yet to read it. It just seems to be something the Spirit keeps stirring up in me and I think I know why.....GRACE....GRACE....GRACE.
I googled the book title today and ran across this description from Ellul of how he sees the City....Cain built the first city after he killed his brother because he wasn't satisfied with God's promise of protection:
The City is “counter-creation” man’s prideful response to God’s perfect creation.
A revolution of love and grace is what was set in motion by Jesus right in the middle of the City that functions by everything but love and grace because it is governed by law. Jesus prayed that Father would send us into the world as he had been sent into the world...into the city that is in open rebellion against God, seeking it's own protection. This reality has become so obvious to me right here in the city that I live. It's awakening to this reality that is another big part of the process of setting us free.