“Topsy Turvy”

2008-02-10-topsy-turvyThat’s a little known theological concept that you may feel free to use in conversations, especially when there’s a lull. Impress your friends with the question, “How can Mary be the ‘Mother of God’ when God is the Creator?”  That’s ‘topsy turvy’.  The silence will immediately begin and then comes the difficult part, trying to explain it.

St. Augustine can help us out when he writes, “the bread might be hungry, and the fountain thirsty; that the light might sleep, and the way be weary from the journey; that the truth might be accused by false witnesses, and the judge of the living and dead be judged by a mortal judge; that justice might be convicted by the unjust and discipline be scourged with whips; that the cluster of grapes might be crowned with thorns, and the foundation be hung on a tree; that strength might grow weak, eternal health be wounded, life die. …that the one who was born of the Father, not made by the Father, was made in the Mother whom he had made; so that he might exist here for a time, being born of her who could never and nowhere have existed except through him.”

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). www.Salvatorians.com. Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on Amazon.com.
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