“Yet, when all is said and done, what the world most needs from the church is not so much instruction about the nature of the mystery as a glimpse of the Mystery itself operative in us. It already knows its own passion, and the vastness of the shipwreck of history; it waits for us to show it the power of Christ’s Passion and to lift man’s agony into His.” – Robert Farrar Capon, An Offering of Uncles: The Priesthood of Adam & the Shape of the World (182).
I finally made the time to finish this wonderful little book off tonight. This quote is from the very last page, to which I say, yes and Amen!
Dare I say that this is what the church is most in need of as well, “a glimpse of the Mystery,” that is, the risen and living Jesus. This is essentially what I was trying to say in my sermon from last Sunday.