Thursday, April 30, 2015

Living Spiritual Rhythms–April 29

Harm done to others and self through a lack of care or breaking of promise can’t escape the questions of “what” and “who” attributed to self, which promotes a structure of accountability for destructive actions. Such an unbearable surplus lies at the heart of existence. To be finite is not to be guilty. To be an interpreter is not to be a sinner. But to injure the other and self is indeed a fault towards the Divine. Strikingly, this culpability factor can only be remedied by the love of the Crucified and Risen One, who becomes culpable on our behalf and therefore empties one surplus and begins to fill it with another.