Saturday, April 07, 2007

Holy Saturday

"He fully lived out this death; indeed, since he himself was the absolute Word, he plumbed the abyss of our death far more deeply than we could ever do. And that is the absolute center of the heart of the Christian faith. He is the only one who has come 'from above' to provide an answer to the questions of all of us who are 'from below' (Jn 3:13; 8:23), and as such he can endow the finite with full, eternal significance. And not only as afar as he himself is concerned: for his absolute life and death apply to and affect the entire human race; they are designed to give all a share in this preponderance of eternity, this value in God's sight. His own unique death was the most lonely anyone had ever undergone, yet, since he was the absolute answer, he could make it the most communicable death: all can share in it."

--Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Theo-Drama Vol. 4


Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Nicely stated, Sugar Pie....ya'll have a Blessed Easter up theah, now.

11:08 PM  

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