Monday, June 30, 2008

salve!

Grace and peace be mulitplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust
(2 Peter 1:2-4).

Greetings to all readers of this modest blog in the name of Jesus. Let me attempt to explain the name I've chosen. The passage from 2 Peter expresses for me the heart of the Mystery that holds all things together, that self-giving love -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit -- who freely gives us all things and in so doing invites us to be partakers of the divine nature
(divinae consortes naturae).
In brief, I think this passage from 2 Peter deserves much more attention, mediation, contemplation, prayer and study than has generally been seen, at least as far as I can see, which isn't always very far (!). You will get to know me better through posts in the coming days, d.v. I'll close with this quote from St. John Vianney (patron saint of parish pastors!)
"To be loved by God, the be united with God, to live in the presence of God, to live for God. Oh! What a beautiful life and what a beautiful death!"

1 comment:

Katie said...

Yay! Now I can get your great words even when I'm not at home. :)