“True faith has to do with being confronted with Another who makes us relinquish our own calculations and thoughts, wishes and hopes, and who breaks into our lives as a foreign reality, insisting that we recognize him as such. God judges over the world and over all people and faith means to make this judgment one’s own. But the judgment of God over people and their, their will, and their inner life is diametrically opposed to what people want to believe about themselves. Thus whenever God’s Word meets us, it meets us as the enemy. For, wherever God’s Word is portrayed so as to be in accord with people’s hopes and desires and wherever it is accepted as a truth that corresponds with their preconceptions, then we know right away that is not God’s Word we are dealing with.
(I took the picture at the top somewhere near Armitage and Hoyne in Chicago - I cannot remember the name of the church)