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Our Basic Core of Goodness


The fundamental goodness of human nature, like the mystery of the Trinity, Grace, and the Incarnation, is an essential element of Christian faith.

Our basic core of goodness is our true Self. Its center of gravity is God. The acceptance of our basic goodness is a quantum leap in the spiritual journey.

This basic core of goodness is capable of unlimited development, indeed of becoming transformed in Christ.

Open Mind, Open Heart - Guidelines for the Christian Life, Growth and Transformation, Chapter 13. By Thomas Keating.

"God created humankind in God's image. In the divine image God created them. Male and female God created them. ... God saw everything that God had made and indeed it was very good."     ~Genesis 1:27-31

"Everything God created is good."     ~1 Timothy 4:4

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