June 28. St Irenaeus. Antonette shared, “whenever I think of St Irenaeus, who was recently honoured with the title of Doctor of the Church, I think of a famous statement of his, “The glory of God is man fully alive.” Many programmes and books have taken up that statement too as a psycho-spiritual concept. But the use of inclusive language brought out more strongly that he wasn’t speaking of men only but of mankind, or all of humankind including our youth. More recently after studying Pope Francis’ Laudato Si I’m seriously inclined to say, “the glory of God is all of creation fully alive.” That is how theology has evolved over time, since the days of St Irenaeus until today.
Reflect, share and act. Scripture. The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them that they may be one even as we are one. I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and has loved them even as thou hast loved me. John 17:20-26. Pope Francis: Eternal life will be a shared experience of awe in which each creature resplendently transfigured will take its rightful place and have something to give those poor men and women who will have been liberated once and for all. LS 243