"Jesus did not need to change the mind of God about humanity, but he came to change the mind of humanity about God.
...The Gospel was able to accept that life is tragic, but then graciously added that we can survive and will even grow from this tragedy. This is the great turnaround! ...Judeo-Christian salvation history is an integrating, using, and forgiving of this tragic sense of life. Judeo-Christianity includes the problem inside of the solution and as part of the solution. The genius of the biblical revelation is that it refuses to deny the dark side of things, but forgives failure and integrates falling to achieve its only promised wholeness."
--Richard Rohr, Falling Upward