Friday, June 30, 2006

The Real Problem

Our friend at Disputations sums it all up very nicely for us: "the real problem with the Jesuits: congruism."

Now, I admit I had to look it up. Here's the definition from scholastic theology for congruity (since congruism only says 'see congruity'):

That, in an imperfectly good person, which renders him suitable for God to bestow on him gifts of grace.

If that's our problem, and since there's no denying that we are imperfectly good, I say "Amen." God, bring it on!


Blogger Liam said...

Yes, the value that Jesuits (and I) place on the ability for someone to work towards grace. Slightly Pelegian, but it gives us a reason to get up in the morning, doesn't it?

3:40 PM  
Blogger UltraCrepidarian said...

I *love* it. Go Jesuits, go! :-)

Sincerely, your little brother Warren, Secular Franciscan, Toronto

12:28 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

I slightly jaw dropped when I saw the word: congruism. I have to look into this matter. Mmmm...till now I never really thought about how grace is given or not. I think that sometimes God gives you grace out-of the blue and sometimes one has to work for it as Liam put it.:-).

4:58 AM  
Blogger The Ironic Catholic said...

Love it. I need more problems like that. ;)

9:15 AM  

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