Zero Metaphysics

August 9, 2009

N06222_8In the Catholic Liturgy this morning we have the beautiful reading about Elijah and the Angel. I think it is a very special reading. The reactions of Elijah are so honest. I’m sure from time to time we all feel what he was feeling.

Angel talk gets me grumpy though! Don’t get me wrong … I most certainly believe in them. But I feel conversation about angels swings from the kind of high street crazy new age approach to the “well of course the writer did not mean angel, he was talking about a friend.”

I am sorry to grumble but this was the approach of the priest this morning during his homily. Please can we get some metaphysics!

 

Painting of Elijah and the Angel by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1646-1723, Tate Collection


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