Friday, April 2, 2010

The Height of the Mountain of Crucifixion


Satan's heights are the heights of doing things on one's own authority, of uninhibitedly determining oneself in possessing all things and being permitted all things..The height of the mountain of crucifixion consists in Jesus' having relinquished all possessions and privileges all the way down to the pure nothingness of complete nakedness, which then does not even have a place on the ground any more.  He has put these things aside in his 'thy will be done,' which is spoken to the Father.  He has put them aside in the complete unity of his will with the Father.  In so doing he has attained the real 'all'; he is at the highest peak of being -- he is one with the true God, who is not a despot or pleasure-lover, but eternal truth and eternal love.  The true image of God and of humans is thus restored in contrast to the caricature of God and humans which lay behind the satanic offer of 'being like God.'  In his earthly nothingness but in unity with the will of God, Jesus also stood firm against the power of force and its being able to do all things.  He is one with God and therefore one with the real power that encompasses heaven and earth, time and eternity.  He is one with God, so that God's power has become his power.  The power he now proclaims from the mountain of exaltation is power coming from the roots of the cross, and is thus radically opposed to the unrestrained power of possessing all things, being allowed all things and being able to do all things."
            -Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, A New Song for the Lord, 1996.

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