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Holy Trinity, open my eyes to specific ways I can make space, loosen control, so another might repossess the dignity the world has commandeered.

Eirene

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The wound inflicted on world history by the coming of Christ continues to fester.                              ~Hans Urs von Balthasar

The Word spoke. The Word speaks. The Word became flesh at a fixed point in time and space, yet, the resonance, redemptive power, liberating work continues to act outside time and space. The Word is not spoken in ideas and philosophies to be argued and used in support of one’s position, a campaign of violence against another’s view. The Word performed the message, is performing redemption. And, the gift of the grace and mercy of redemption can only be received by its enactment, “by serving as the mythos of an actual communal embodiment of the gospel.”

Lived community is social, and, it follows, political. That is, to survive in the context of the group, an…

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