Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Relational Being Emerging in the Magisterium of Francis.
Notice the theme of self-gift that keeps emerging as the principal direction of Pope Francis. It has as its underpinnings the metaphysics of person in terms of being for and not in-self. This is the true Christian metaphysic that emerges from the encounter with Christ in the act of faith - where the whole self is given. Keep paying attention to the persistence of the theme as the papacy progresses, and begin to consider what has to happen if the very meaning of "being" = to be for the other as relation and for self as individual.