"The cross puts everything to the test."
"Luther's theology of the cross offers a way of placing suffering within a larger framework. For Luther, the issue is not primarily how we can explain suffering--which is there, like it or not--but how we can cope with it, and can God use it to enable us to grow into stronger, better people?"
Alister McGrath, The Passionate Intellect, 62.
"The supreme greatness of Christianity lies in the fact that it does not seek a supernatural remedy for suffering but a supernatural use for it."