Wednesday, January 25, 2006

It is released!

That's right folks, Deus Caritas Est is released. I'm sure, for most of you, you already know this. I remember waking up at 4am this morning having to go to the washroom and coming out and just before I went to bed I quickly checked and was overjoyed by the fact that it was on there :).

I will not read it right away, as I have much that I need to take care of in the next week or two before I can begin to give it the time it deserves, however, I took a quick glance at the first page with much joy when I saw the following sentence:

Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.

Pure and utter brilliance and beauty. I know it's been said and said by him and others, but now we have it in encyclical form! I can see hints already in it in how it is a continuation of what JP II had done, on the experience of God, but you can also tell that this is something that is definitely a work of his own that he has written, Benedict has that style about him :).

Needless to say I am very excited to read it and give it further reflections and such, I will be teaching on the encyclical in April at the College and Career group so I gotta make sure it's all ready to go by then.



DilexitPrior said...

I'm not going to give it away since you should take the time to read I'm sure you will, but it definitely contains stuff you could incorporate into your Theology of the Body posts ;-). Not that that's a big surprised judging by the title.

Harrison said...

Hehe, well, the entire discussion of "eros" makes me think that that is the case. It'll depend on how much homework I get done over the next week, if I get everything that needs to be done, I may have time to read it over next Wednesday or Thursday...I'm attempting to teach myself discipline so that I don't go crazy in neglecting homework by reading it (I want to give it a lot of time so that I can take everything in because I know it's chalk full of a lot of content).