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Our efforts at being a self-made person are futile, it would seem. Maybe our work is to yield to our givenness, and to become a gift for the other. Continue reading

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Easter 7: the ones who were given

Just try understanding yourself as a gift the Father has given to the Son and vice-versa for a second. A precious heirloom given and given again as an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace of intra-trinitarian love. Usually when we think of gifts given by God we think of vertical variety: stuff coming down to us. But this horizontal transaction suggests something about the nature of the economy of the trinity which should fascinate and tantalize us. Continue reading

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