Countdown Day 66

To live in [God’s participatory] universe does not mean we’re just stuck in static cycles like gerbils on a wheel. Nor are we spurting around aimlessly in an anything-goes universe like a deflating balloon, with one direction no better than any other. No, there is a trajectory to history, a flow in creation, a moral arc to the universe that slowly but surely tends toward justice, as Dr. King used to say. (194)

From A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith (available February 9, 2010)