Monday, November 27, 2017

Reflection for the Week - November 27

A recent read went something like this: Theologians must be cautious and humble – they are not the masters of theology – then, in the next line – who God is and what God has done stands independent of us.

The last part of this appears to undermine the first. That is, it sounds like taking back something that is supposed to be given away – mastery. I’d wager a better direction beckons. Instead of this categorical statement about the independence of the being and doing of God, it seems likely that there’s a mystery here that escapes dogmatic affirmations, since God ‘is and isn’t’ independent still has to be worked out in the arduous complexity of life and death.