Anthropology Ethics Pastoralia

Fruitfulness in the Ruins

Neither grace nor glory destroy nature. They perfect it. And so the ordinary means by which the Lord Jesus Christ our Creator and Redeemer works, from now until the End, is through the procreation and nurture of children, by the Spirit in the Lord, in families and in the church, by prayer and catechesis, worship, Word and sacrament. The future belongs to the fecund people of God.

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Anthropology Christology Scripture

The Word Became Flesh

“Something is always going. Something is always disappearing.” Those words of a friend, still young, still near the beginning of adult life, haunt me. In early adulthood, so much of life is flux: jobs, relationships, housemates, houses. Friends drift into and out of our lives. They move cities and they get married and they have kids. The relationship changes. Ambitions are frustrated, dreams die. In middle life, hair grays, skin starts to sag, waistlines expand,…

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