|FLANNERY O'CONNOR |
WITH ONE OF HER BELOVED PEACOCKS
The editor responded, "Best not to purport to know what went through Christ's mind."
I couldn't disagree more.
From a talk given by Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete in May, 2001, called "What Is Essential to Our Humanity?"
This is what we look for concerning Jesus, the weight of his presence when we read Sacred Scripture, when we interpret it. He calls it a “Christocentric Hermeneutic.” This powerful way of reading, that reveals more and more of the gestalt of Christ, is what should guide us, is what he calls what creates the canon of Sacred Scripture. Jesus Christ, His power of presence, is the interpretation of Scripture. As
says when Jesus says, “I Am the grammar of Moses.” St. John
And as Flannery O’Connor remarked to a monk in 1963: “I don't think the state of American Catholic fiction is going to improve until our people become Bible-readers.”
|MONSIGNOR LORENZO ALBACETE|