Monday, 28 January 2008

Cor Contritum et Humiliatum

The theme of a holy brokenness is something our generation struggles to understand, having been too long fed with triumphalist views of the world where Christ is not beheld crucified, but Risen-and-Ready like the deus ex machina in one's own personal play. My own religious youth was awash with this folly, and I know too many acquaintances that have since slid into religious indifference because they encountered their brokenness and could not comprehend it, could not grasp it in their hearts and yet live. They could not find Christ in it, they could not see Him there, they could not understand how this can be a part of their spiritual pilgrimage. So they abandoned it, like so much else.

Holy brokenness comes about when you face your weaknesses, know them to be, and can face them in the Light of Christ.

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