Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Death Becomes Love

No mistake about it, here we have an entry from February 17... 1991. Young Janaro was pondering death in his entry for that day. This may be a bit hard to read, but let's give it a try:

Hmmm. This is a little hard to read. I probably need to rescan the original "paper" document.

"The fact that I am going to die has been overcome by a deeper fact: that I have already died." Still, I remain in the world because of mission, because I have been "sent" to others, to witness this truth to them.

I also note a few things here about a course I was taking on the Orthodox church, taught by an Orthodox priest. I had already begun to experience the division as a deeply personal pain.

The quotation at the end is from Von Balthasar's Engagement with God, p. 69.