Saturday, December 10, 2016

Advent - life has an advent dimension

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Human life, Fr. Delp noted, “always has an Advent dimension,” namely, “lack of fulfillment, and promise, and movement . . . .Therefore there is no interim finality, and the attempt to create final conclusions is an old temptation of mankind. Hunger and thirst, and desert journeying, and the survival teamwork of mountaineers on a rope”these are the truth of our human condition.”

After commentating on “the truth will make you free” from the Gospel of John, Fr. Delp uncovers its meaning:

Truth is the essential theme of life. Everything else is only expression, result, application, consequence, testing, and practice. May God help us to wake up to ourselves and in doing so, to move from ourselves toward Him.

Every temptation to live according to other conditions is a deception. Our participation in this existential lie is really the sin for which we today”as individuals, as a generation, and as a continent”are so horribly doing penance. The way to salvation will be found only in an existential conversion and return to the truth.