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Monday, April 09, 2012

Pelagianism abd a Good Friday homily

Pray Tell has posted the Good Friday homily by Abbot John Klassen OSB of St. John’s Abbey ..... “It is finished.” – It is not finished. I really liked it but many of the comments to the post accused the homily of Pelagian heresy. Here's a bit from the homily, but the whole thing is worth a read .....

[...] We who are the community of the Beloved Disciple
can be comforted by the words of Jesus at the Last Supper:
“Amen, I tell you, the one who believes in me
will do these works and greater works than these
because I am going to the Father…
If you ask anything in my name I will do it.”
“It is finished.”

But for the men and, women, and children
who find themselves on the edge of our society,
no, it’s not finished.
Of their suffering there appears to be no end.
We have been called here at this most sacred hour
to hear once again the saving words of the Gospel.
We are called to testify in word and deed,
that the work of the Gospel is not finished.

It is not finished until there is justice for people
who have a different skin color or a different sexual orientation.

It is not finished until women are full partners
in our Church and in our world.
It is not finished until those who hunger and thirst
for regular nourishment and clean water have been satisfied ........

BTW, there's an interesting past discussion about this whole subject here - Faith and works, and Pelagianism


Blogger Dina said...

There's that tikkun olam again.

11:39 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Oh, good point. I didn't notice that, but it is what he was saying :)

12:09 AM  

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