Thursday, March 30, 2017

Holy and Infinite Mystery

The Christian of the future will be a mystic
or he will be nothing at all.

I have often used this quote from Karl Rahner who died on this date in 1984.  He did more than any other theologian to bridge the gulf between Catholic theology and the modern world.  Rahner believed that all human existence is rooted in the holy and infinite mystery of God.  By nature, we are created with an openness to God.  Deep within ourselves we can meet the Divine.

(Robert Ellsberg, from his book Blessed Among Us, from which excerpts are used in Give Us This Day: Daily Prayer for Today's Catholic)

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