NBA FINALS GAME 3. Pretty excited. Emphasis on pretty.
For the temporal sword
And howling heretics too.
And all good things
Our Christendom brings
But especially barley brew!
With my row-ti-tow
Especially barley brew!” —Hilaire Belloc, The Pelagian Drinking Song
Our relationship with the Lord is coextensive with our fellowship as members of His Body, the Church. “Not only is she gathered around him; she is united in Him, in his body…the unity of all her members with each other as a result of their union with Christ” (CCC 789). God’s revelation in Christ, Christ’s very life, is continued in this world because the Church really makes Him present: “She (the Church) not only carries on his work, but she is his very continuation, in a sense far more real than that in which it can be said that any human institution is its founder’s continuation” (De Lubac, Catholicism, 76). Although we are loved individually and personally, we are never loved apart from each other.