Monday, October 17, 2016

Reflection for the Week - October 17

The failure of the self-contained centered self, the “I” of high modernity, has all too often translated into the failure of the entrapped, reduced, de-centered self, the “ZERO” of low postmodernity. While clearing debris away from ourselves is an essential priority and a continual process of same and change, we find the glaring necessity is to find a “real” self in the midst of the wreckage. Unfortunately, our legitimate fears of being deceived may lead us into further shams of the “I” or the “ZERO”, though instead our trajectory towards protection should be to turn to Christ and faith, which offer us a credible way through to a re-centered and reconstituted self beyond the arrogant “I” or the imprisoned “ZERO”.