Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Hand on what you have received

Above you see a hand, a glove, and a glove turned inside out.

This can be thought of as a metaphor. The hand is the revealed Truth handed down from the Apostles. The glove is how we see it and experience it. The person out side the faith looks at the exterior of the glove, which is admittedly prettier. The faithful live in contact with the truth, which is a bit coarser, but they are warmed by the divine fire of the Holy Spirit.

The glove inside, and the glove outside may also be though of as the correct understanding of revealed truth pre Vatican II, and post Vatican II. There is only one body of revealed truth, although for reasons we do not know, another perspective than that which went before has been articulated; but Truth remains Truth; Benedict XVI's hermeneutic of reform admits of only one glove.

so who's the guy below? He's the "hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture."