Sunday, May 10, 2015

GUESS WHO? Episode 1

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

(A) "In the final verses of the song—and of the album—Springsteen closes the circle of sacramentality: Light (Gods light again) and the river and the bride and God become one, an irresistible symbol and story of the rebirth and renewal of life and love. He wakes up from a nightmare and finds "Gods light came shinin on through." He is scared and terrified and also born anew. The water rushing over him is not the cold river bottom, the wind rushing through his arms is not the bitterness of a dream that did not come true. No, the wind and the water and the light is his wife. So he quietly asks her to be his Valentine.

If that’s despair, I’m the Dalai Lama. Rather, it is Catholicism, pure and simple."

(B) "When through one man a little more love and goodness, a little more light and truth come into the world, then that man's life has meaning." 

(C) In Scripture, light, love and life are interrelated as gifts that flow from the very being of God: “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:4-5). The story of Jesus is about this light coming into the world to give us life because of the love of the Father.

(A) Fr. Andrew Greeley (I've never read his work)

(B) Fr. Alfred Delp, SJ (a martyr from WWII Germany)

(C) Joseph Tkach (President, Grace Communion International)

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

No comments: