A Sunday morning thought . . .

The great French theologian, Henri dHenri_de_Lubace Lubac, insisted that Christianity is deeply paradoxical. Here’s one of the paradoxes from an early twentieth century German theologian:

 

“No human authority, no extraneous personality, may stand between Christ and the believing subject. Divine truth, grace and life must flow into the soul directly from Christ Himself. Therefore— however paradoxical it may seem—the authority of the Church secures the liberty of the individual Christian, by its impersonal and extra-personal character. It protects that liberty from the spiritual domination and claims to mediatorship of alleged leading personalities, and sets Christ and the believer in direct contact with each other” – Karl Adam

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