June 16th, 2006

HTOC

Impossible

Baptism is a seed, a planting.  Holy Communion is a kernel of life dropped  into the soil of flesh.  Scriptural and theological knowledge is, again, nothing but a seed; a potential.  All of these must grow, mutually engrafting into one another as they struggle to become what they are called to be.  We have found only one source of light that calls out life: love. Our salvation is faith working itself out in love. Love brings our Baptism into reality, putting away the old and making all things new. Love works out the life of God within us, transforming the gifts of the Eucharist into a true communion. Love will connect the vague dots of theological affirmations, turning bare outlines into beautiful portraits. 

From what we know of our unknowable God, love is poverty and crucifixion.