VISUAL THEOLOGY



Jesus with the Samaritan Woman by the Well (Mid-4th century), Lunette in an arcosolium, catacomb on the Via Latina. This episode from scripture is relatively rare in the catacombs (from the end of the second century to the fourth) ■ This Sunday in most parishes the first “scrutiny” will be celebrated as part of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. The scrutinies are special rites “meant to uncover then heal all that is weak, defective or sinful in the hearts of the elect” (RCIA p. 78). In the first scrutiny, God drives out Satan and the “spirit of deceit” so that the catechumens “may attain purity of heart and advance on the way to salvation”■

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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