Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Triune Life-Giving Love
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Trinitarian "dying":
"When the Father surrenders himself unreservedly to the Son, and when, in turn, the Father and Son surrender themselves similarly to the Holy Spirit, do we not find here the archetype of the most beautiful dying in the midst of eternal life? Is this final state of 'not wanting to be for oneself' not precisely the prerequisite for the most blessed life? Into this most living 'higher dying' our own wretched dying is taken up and resolved, so that everything human. . . is thenceforth securely integrated into a life that no longer knows any limits." ---Credo: Meditations on the Apostles' Creed (New York: Crossroad Publishing, 1990), 59.