Saturday, August 27, 2016

Our Humanity

*       The incarnation of the Word fully reopens to creation its transcendent destiny.

Each person is a great universe exceeding the cosmos in grandeur.

Humanity is in the image of God because like God it is beyond definition.

Our capacity for transcendence distances us from the world and makes us responsible for it.

The image of God is revealed by our intelligence, by our capacity to express meaning and by our love.

Since we are made in God’s image, there is within us an attraction to what transcends us.

Endowed with freedom and available to grace, God can do everything but force us to love him.

Humanity is the invisible made visible, even our flesh has great dignity.

Photograph of the Abbey hillside by Brother Brian. Sentences on the human vocation adapted from Olivier Clément, The Roots of Christian Mysticism.