“To imagine that Jesus merely rehashes some general ethical principles of benevolence and altruism is a fantasy. According to him, our ‘hearts’ (ie.what drives our inner self) are broken, and can only be renewed as we ‘come to our senses’ and find our Father again (Luke 15:11-32). He dreams of us entering a new ‘kingdom’, where all orbit joyfully around his Father. His life’s work begins to make that dream a reality.”
Andrew Cameron, Joined-up Life (Nottingham: IVP, 2011), 92.