Blog Template Theology of the Body: Dulce Lignum

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dulce Lignum

"Here, indeed, is something to be seen, a sight which, for as long as it is in the world, will organize the world around itself, never eclipsed by the leering faces on election posters and television screens. The sweet cross has outshone the glamor and attraction that binds us to our political leaders; it has shown their appeal to be but shallow and moody by calling out the deepest springs of our loyalty and our love. In the Cross God has pronounsed His "Ichabod!" upon the limelight of human importance...the Cross has drawn men, women, and children into a universal community of attention, overreaching the bounds of their national, tribal, and family identities..."

- Oliver O' Donovan, The Ways of Judgment