Theology I Can Handle While


Theology I Can Handle

While John da Fiesole waxes poetic about the virtues of Fr. Reginald (Genesis of Dust) Garrigou-Lagrange (even the name would choke a horse), I retreat rapidly to the consolation of the only theology I have any hope of beginning to understand. From this morning's office of readings:

"Once you were no people but now you are God's people; you had not received mercy but now you have received mercy." (1 Peter 2:10).

I leave it to other, sharper, more vigorous minds than mine to figure out exactly how and when and under what circumstances this happened. Meanwhile I relish both the divine poetry of it and the reality of it, and I cry out to God with great thanksgiving.

(Lest anyone get the wrong impression, I hope it is clear through my frequent citations of Mr. da Fiesole's site, that though we frequently disagree, ocassionally quite vigorously, perhaps even vehemently, Disputations is one of my favorite sites, and were I to site a single place other than Chez Dylan for people to go, it would be Disputations. The atmosphere is heady, the arguments intense and sometimes tortured and difficult, but the spirit of charity and civility, and the remarkable expansiveness and generosity of Mr. da Fiesole to those of us less capable and yet arguing anyway, is truly a sign of grace here in blogdom. I relish every word, even when those words aggravate me heart and soul, because I know my aggravation is a good thing, an inspired thing, sent by God to remind me of my own terribly limited capacity. Mr. da Fiesole provides us all with a wonderful service in the exercise of his chosen vocation, and despite my frequent tweaks, I hope my fondness for his site does show through.)

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