Monday, November 17, 2008

Embedded Beings

To be embedded means to belong to at least four sets of relationships: People are embedded into God, into self, into others, and into the natural world....

The central question of free human beings is how to live these relationships in a way that generates life rather than death. As relationships move toward life, they bear fruit in order, peace and justice. As they move towards death, they bear fruit in disorder, chaos and injustice. Life is the integration of these relationships. Death is the dis-integration of these relationships. The goal of human life is to bring relationships into right order, for when this happens peace and justice result.

- in context: Daniel Groody, Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice, pg 23-24.

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