Overall, this essay failed to explain in detail the controversial issues of greatest concern to investigators and members.
Through a series of thought-provoking reflections Billy Swan offers us a positive vision of faith and a positive outlook for the Church of the future. This book would be useful for personal reflection and for teachers teaching the rudiments of the Catholic faith. We continue to bear in mind that faith is a response to an initiative of God to reveal himself to individuals and communities.
This love is like a glorious light that shines through everything we believe in and hold to be true and beautiful including all the teachings, doctrines, creeds, spirituality, sacraments and preaching of the Church.
They are all part: Our Search for God One of the most sacred human experiences we can have is that of falling in love with another human being. People have described it as finding in the other the one they had been searching for all their lives.
Their love consumes their minds in a way that they can think of nothing else but the other. Two lovers thinking about each other; two lovers. Deep inside each of us is a desire to question, to search and to wonder. We can speak of our search for God because of the way we find our human nature.
There is a deep longing, a hunger and a restlessness that is part of who we are. We hunger for beauty, love, intimacy, the truth. Indeed all human activity is related to our search, wittingly or unwittingly, for total truth and total happiness that can only be found in God.
Our searching is only a response to an initiative that comes from elsewhere; we would not be seeking God unless he was seeking us first. He wants us to find him for his delight is to be with us always.
In the depths of our being he is drawing us to seek him more persistently as life goes on. It is a search that has a happy ending.
Our desires have an achievable goal, namely that of total union with God who is the fullness of beauty, of love, of intimacy and truth.
It is like God has created us in such a way as to draw us to himself. St Augustine put it well when he described his own search for God that had taken him on many paths: Let me seek you in desiring you; let me desire you in seeking you; let me find you in loving you; let me love you in finding you.
We are told that once they realised their sin they felt shame before each other, fled the scene and hid in the long grass. This initiative of God was a sign of things to come throughout the Old Testament and continued in the New Testament with Jesus.
The Bible recalls many stories from the history of our Jewish ancestors and the history of the Christian community we call the Church. There is a constant theme running throughout: It is a love story that is marked by intimacy, love, betrayal, separation, reconciliation and forgiveness.
In the New Testament, the love of God for his people is revealed in a new and deeper way. In the Old Testament, God searched for his people but now through his Son Jesus he showed us how far he was prepared to go in order to find them and be with them.
Jesus gathers people into a family and includes those who previously were excluded. He is the Good Shepherd who pursues the lost sheep even to the remotest places and who does not rest until he has safely returned it to the flock cf.
He thirsts for us to live the fullness of life that he came to offer and so be living witnesses to the glory of God. He thirsts for our recognition and our affection.
These words reveal a man and a God who longs for the company of those he loves so dearly.We are now just past what I referred to as "the next decade" (in the original paper) wherein so much was/continues to be determined about how - and how soon - we begin this next age - or if we do - before the planet (otherwise) overhauls itself.
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