Theology, List A

Theologians struggle to find words about God

This is what we do

Struggle to find words about God

An imperative

The work of a theologian should not be too easy

The product of theology should not be too cozy

It should challenge us

Confront us with insight into who we are

Theological work cannot be done in a vacuum

The work of theology is relational

In Essence

Adam did not become human until Eve came along

Before Eve, Adam was just a thing made from dirt

Through Eve, Adam became human

 

Human beings struggle to find words about relationships

As in theology, this is what we do

Struggle to find words about relationships

An imperative

The work of relationships is easy

The product of relationships may not be cozy

It should challenge us

Confront us with insight into who we truly are

Alone, we cannot work on relationships

There are no meaningful words about God

Given without a meaningful understanding of self

In the light of an-other

Give to others as you would have them give to you

Love one another

And be loved

By God, love God

In the other, love

Your-self

In them,

As they are in you

As one

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