When we sing the Psalms, the words that are placed before us by the Church are supposed to awaken all the deepest powers of our being and raise us up to God-or rather to show us that, because of the death and Resurrection of Christ, we find ourselves at this very moment in God, Whose Kingdom has come and is waiting to be revealed in us His sons and daughters. How will it be revealed to the world unless it first be realized in us, in whom the Scriptures are to be fulfilled? ■ Thomas Merton, Bread in the Wilderness (New York: New Dimensions, 1953): 133.

Y entonces uno se queda con la Iglesia, que me ofrece lo único que debe ofrecerme la Iglesia: el conocimiento de que ya estamos salvados –porque esa es la primera misión de la Iglesia, el anunciar la salvación gracias a Jesucristo- y el camino para alcanzar la alegría, pero sin exclusividades de buen pastor, a través de esa maravilla que es la confesión y los sacramentos. La Iglesia, sin partecitas.

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