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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Sharing life

In the introduction to his book Faith that Transforms Us: Reflections on the Creed, Cardinal Wuerl writes:
Every single revelation of God can be life changing and transforming when we understand it, live it out, and share it with others. Like God, we are not merely communicating information. We are sharing life.
To repeat:
  1. Understand it.
  2. Live it out.
  3. Share it with others.
 Ideally, these will be in balance.

You might even argue that they necessarily are in balance, that an understanding that far outstrips living isn't a true understanding. In practice, though, I suspect a lot of people wind up imbalanced.

This in itself isn't a disaster, I suppose, if we are part of the Mystical Body of Christ and are working in the one Spirit to perfect each other and bring Jesus to the world. Those who are good at understanding can help those who are good at living to understand, and so forth.