Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Cross

A sword shall pierce your heart ...

Christmas is the beginning of the Passion drama in which we have all been given a role to play.

Hans Urs von Balthasar:
The cross is the first aim of the incarnation, indispensable as long as the world continues, and whatever share is given in the joy of the resurrection it cannot replace the duty of finding redemption through the cross and of sharing deeply in the passion itself.
Explorations in Theology, Vol. I, 113.

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