Rorate Caeli

The Word of God, the foundation that remains forever


The word of God is the foundation of everything, it is true reality. And in order to be realists, we must count on this reality. We must change our ideas that the material, solid things, that which can be touched, is the more solid and more secure reality.

At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord speaks to us of two possibilities for building the house of one's life: on the sand, or on the rock. Those who build on the sand to build upon the visible and tangible things, on success, on career, on money. Apparently, these are the true realities. But all of this will pass away one day. We see this today in the collapse of the major banks: this money is disappearing, it is nothing.

And like all of these things, which seem to be the true reality on which to rely, our realities of a second order. Those who build their lives on these realities, on the material, on success, on all that which is visible, build on the sand. Only the word of God is the foundation of all reality, enduring like the sky, and even more than the sky, is reality. We must therefore change our concept of realism.

The realist is the one who recognizes in the Word of God, in this apparently feeble reality, the foundation of everything. The realist is the one who builds his life on this foundation that remains forever.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful....

Confiteor said...

As the mighty fall and the world crumbles, people will be looking for a visible beacon of hope. I think that we have found that beacon.

Anonymous said...

Benedictus Benedict! All reality is built on the Word of God. That means, starting with Genesis, that God who said "let us make man in our image and likeness" ,created man, an originated entity, not a celllular process that only later, in Cartesian fashion, becomes a human person. If the WOG shows us anything, it is anything but a process of actualization, but is a definitvie revelation out of which the actuality of created man makes human acts possible. Ergo, FERTILIAZATION reveals an ontological entity who at that moment is a human person that does not act as if it is a human person. The actuality of the human entity makes the human life process possible where conception STANDS UNDER the actuality of the human entity/person. Otherwise, we are logically subject to the destructive onslaught of abotifacient intervention which, de facto, makes a live child dead, and which is not simply the terminaiton of a process called human life. Careful adherence to the WOG in Genesis shows that God ex nihilo creates man, which is not an evolving process that subsequently beomes a human person. The WOG demonstrates the realism of true theological anthropology.