Thursday, May 31, 2007

Is that how you use this thingy?

Whew, it feels like forever since I've had a chance to sit down and blog. Okay, it's been over a week - no wonder I was starting to twitch... Anyway, over at RCP a couple of days ago there was an exquisite post examining the hermeneutic of continuity (the hermeneutic itself, not the blog). At times educational, insightful and inspirational, it deserves your attention even if it is on the long side. I'll start with the conclusion and let you re-start at the beginning.

I ask you: What paths do we have before us on which we can choose to move forward? We can dismiss his plan as naïve and ineffective, making snide remarks behind his back. We can distrust him, essentially labeling him as a deceiver who is using this idea of harmonizing Vatican II with the rest of Tradition as a means of leading the flock astray. Or we can follow his lead as our spiritual father, putting our trust in him and putting into action his hermeneutic.