Prayer, as a performance of the divine-human covenantal relationship, is one that provides the basis for human-human (and human-creation) covenantal living and transports it into the Divine Life. The practice of prayer acknowledges humanity’s inability to labour fruitfully apart from God’s labour. (Ps 127)
At the heart of the book is the conviction that Jesus Christ embodies, reveals, and redeems the covenantal relationship between Creator and creation.
What worries me is that our ethical discernment is based upon our communal conceptualization of the “God of Justice” – a god that often looks radically different than the God revealed in Jesus Christ.
But it has never been the Christian conviction that the Word came as Aquinas’ Summa or that Christ pitched his feminist hermeneutic of suspicion among us. No, the One who was with and was God from the very beginning came among us in flesh.
This Advent vision is one that defines the penultimate mission of the Body of Christ with the assurance that ultimate eschatological promise is well taken care of in crucified hands.