"[John's gospel] speaks in the clearest voice we have that sentence all humankind craves . . . : the Maker of all things loves and wants me. In no other book our culture possesses can we see a clearer graph of that need, that tall enormous radiant arc -- fragile creatures made by the Father's hand, hurled into space, then caught at last by a man in some ways like ourselves, though the ark of God."
Reynolds Price, Three Gospels, page 177.
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