|Posted by marriageretreats on December 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM|
A quote from one of Cardinal Walter Kasper's lectures, which I think is very inspiring in the present cultural-spiritual climate:
"It is time to speak of God, to testify and to think about God. If theology wishes to gain a hearing amidst the contemporary pluralist Babel of voices and opinions, it must firstly and above all know what it is. It can only have relevance if it steadfastly maintains its own identity, that is, as speaking of God in a distinctive and at the same time in an engaging manner. If it does not do so, theology and the Church will be relegated to the role of ethical or moral institutions which in the end no-one wants to listen to. If on the other hand it speaks in a new and fresh way of the living God who is love, then it will render a service to life, freedom, justice, solidarity and love, then it can serve the dignity of humanity and the truth of reality, and open up perspectives of hope in all the aporia of the present. "
Read the text of the entire lecture entitled "The Timeliness of Speaking of God -Freedom and Communion as Basic Concepts of Theology" (March 2, 2010) or watch its video on the following web site : http://www.aquinas.emory.edu/kasper.html
Especially important what he says about the theology of the Trinity, of the 'God of Jesus Christ'.
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