Christian faith is not blind faith. It is the wakeful expectation of God, which touches all our senses. The early Christians prayed standing up, looking up, with outstretched arms and wide-open eyes, ready to walk or to leap forward. We can see this from the pictures in the catacombs in Rome. Their posture reflects tense expectation, not quiet heart searching. We do not watch just because of the dangers that threaten us. We are expecting the salvation of the world. We are watching for God's advent. With tense attention, we open all our senses for the coming of God into our lives, into our society, to this earth.

Jurgen Moltmann, Passion for God by Jurgen Moltmann, Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel