Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Objective and Subjective

"The Word is objectively present by the Spirit in the missionary's speech: but he (or she) must struggle to make that presence thoroughly subjective to the hearers by thinking through what its reception, spiritually, culturally, demands. (There is also the little matter -- crucial to the efficacy of mission -- of letting the Word be in subjective accord with the Gospel-bearer's life.)." -- Aidan Nichols O.P.

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