Just look for a moment at the history of God: Creation, Incarnation, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Salvation. All of these are ultimately outrageous because each time we think we know how God will, or should, or must act, God acts in other incomprehensible and outrageous ways. Perhaps the truly outrageous thing is that we are expected to follow suit, and to take up our crosses and follow.
-Br. James Koester, SSJE