Tuesday, December 06, 2011

From Facebook . . .

The one and only thing that my work and that of the Cornerstone Forum has in common with the gigantic theological contribution of Hans Urs von Balthasar is that what he said of his work in the following passage is true as well of our efforts:

"If there were nothing original in my work there would remain only the passion with which it hands on what it has received, because it is unknown to so many, and the assignment to do this for the missions one is given, more than one's talents, are what individuate the Christian."

Consider this post an "anthropological" one - according to the plan outlined in the immediately prior post - inasmuch the mission of "passing on what one has received" (1 Cor 11:23) fosters a form of individuation that conventional "individuality" cannot possibly achieve but which nonetheless satisfies the hunger of the human heart that "individuality" promises but never delivers.

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