Wednesday, January 18, 2006

God-incedince...

Today while surfing the internet I ran across a reference to our word 'wretch' and noticed that though Webster defines it to mean an unhappy person, the word itself comes from the old english word meaning 'exile'.
A few minutes ago I was sitting on the couch and I noticed Earth's Magnificat and decided to take a look at the reflection for the day. She had it dog-eared of course;) This is what it says;

"Christ brought us back from exile, from that lie that exploited our weakness, our laziness, slackness, small-mindedness,opposition! How often he brought us back from the exile imposed by the lie that used our restlessness, our presumption, or our taste for power against us!...
The Lord came for the man who knows he is weak, for the man who recognizes his frailty and desires a strength that is not his, who desires the power of salvation that belongs to God...
The Lord did not die so that his cross would fall down on us as a judgement to destroy us, but so that it would grant mercy, to renew us in contrition and in gladness, in the mortification of ourselves and in the cheerfulness of self-abandonment.
Monsignor Luigi Giussani

1 comment:

earthie said...

Hey! I was looking for that this morning! :)