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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Theology, List A

Theologians struggle to find words about God
This is what we do
Struggle to find words about God
An imperative
The work of a theologian should not be too easy
The product of theology should not be too cozy
It should challenge us
Confront us with insight into who we are
Theological work cannot be done in a vacuum
The work of theology is relational
In Essence
Adam did not become human until Eve came along
Before Eve, Adam was just a thing made from dirt
Through Eve, Adam became human

Human beings struggle to find words about relationships
As in theology, this is what we do
Struggle to find words about relationships
An imperative
The work of relationships is easy
The product of relationships may not be cozy
It should challenge us
Confront us with insight into who we truly are
Alone, we cannot work on relationships

There are no meaningful words about God
Given without a meaningful understanding of self
In the light of an-other
Give to others as you would have them give to you
Love one another
And be loved
By God, love God
In the other, love
Your-self
In them,
As they are in you

As one