Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Instantiation of Christ in History - Now

“We must not focus on occupying the spaces where power is exercised, but rather on starting long-run historical processes. We must initiate processes rather than occupy spaces. God manifests himself in time and is present in the processes of history. This gives priority to actions that give birth to new historical dynamics. And it requires patience, waiting.”
-- From “A Big Heart Open to God,” America magazine Sept. 19, 2013.

In ordinary secular activity, we must master self to make the gift of self. This inserts Christ - personally - into the warp and woof of secular history and the historical processes begins again - and again. The one who does this becomes Another Christ in work and family life. The drum beat begins. Again.

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