Monday, July 16, 2012

Resurrection: how good is it?

Alistair McGrath with a nod to C.S. Lewis.

5 comments:

Father Ron Smith said...

" Paul is right: Knowing Christ is better than anything the world can offer, even though that knowledge is limited by our finitude and sin. But one day, we shall know Christ as he really is, and be with him in his kingdom. Christ's incarnation evokes our wonder that God once came to us; his resurrection consolidates our hope that one day we shall return home, rejoicing, to that same God." - Alistair McGrath

No mere theoretician here. This dear priest has experienced what resurrection really means - in the busy context of parish life. Not judging people, but welcoming them into the mystery of God's sharing His life with us at the Incarnation and in the simplicity yet grandeur, of worship at the Eucharist.

This truly is: One poor person showing another poor person where to find Bread! Alleluia!

Bryden Black said...

Mmmm... Just to make sure, Ron, that you realize that this speaker whom you quote, and respond to so positively, is one and the same Rev Prof Alister McGrath whom you poopooed the other week ...

Father Ron Smith said...

"Bryden Black said...
Mmmm... Just to make sure, Ron, that you realize that this speaker whom you quote, and respond to so positively, is one and the same Rev Prof Alister McGrath whom you poopooed the other week ..."

Just goes to show, Bryden, that true discernment comes from an adequate assessment of what a person says, when they say it, and to what it refers. The statement id more important in public witness than what the speaker looks like.

Liberals generally do't play the person, they objectively examine what they are actually saying.

Shawn said...

"Liberals generally don't play the person"

Oh really Ron????

So your personal attacks on myself, Carl, and Martin are consistent with that claim?

Bryden Black said...

As you say Ron, “liberals ... objectively examine what they are actually saying”: in which case, when I refer to AEMcG’s work, especially in the area of science and the Christian Faith, please may you follow your own wise advice - tolle lege! - rather than dismissing him and his work as tired old hat or worse.