Saturday, 5 May 2012
"He calls us into Galilee"
If Christ the Lord, after the consummation on the Cross, had lived again to return once more to our mortal nature and sufferings of our present life, I should say most certainly, my brethren, that he had not passed over, but that he had come back; that he was not established in a higher state but that he had taken up his pilgrimage again in his former state. On the contrary: he is now raised up to a new life, and that is why he calls us too to the Passing-over, he calls us into Galilee.
From an Easter Sermon of St Bernard, quoted in De Lubac's Catholicism: Christ and the Common Destiny of Man (1947).
Posted by BC at 20:50