Thursday, July 30, 2009

Transforming the World

Saint Paul says that we should become a living sacrifice (cf 12:16). We ourselves, with our entire being, should become adoration, sacrifice, restoring our world to God and thus transforming the world. In the second, in which Paul describes apostolate as a priesthood (cf 15:16), the function of the priesthood is to consecrate the world so that it may become a living host, so that the world may become liturgy: that the liturgy may not simply be something that exists alongside the reality of the world, but that the world itself becomes a living host, becomes liturgy. This is the great vision that Teilhard de Chardin also had: in the end, we will have a truly cosmic liturgy, where the cosmos becomes a living host. And we ask the Lord to help us to be priests in this sense, to aid in the transformation of the world, in adoration of God, beginning with ourselves. May our lives speak of God; may our life truly be liturgy and proclamation of God, the port where the distant God becomes the near God, and true gift of ourselves to God.” ALSO see the Lectio Divina on this at - or click to the right of this post for access.

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