Life on the Edge – Holy Saturday and the Recovery of the End Time
fr. John 2018. 212p.
ISBN: 9781532617935. Cascade/Wipf & Stock
Is the Christian faith something that can peacefully exist alongside all the other aspects of an ordinary human life, or does it by its very nature turn that life into something else? Even for believers caught up in the day-to-day life of society, work and family, the question is an important one. This book reflects on the theological significance of Holy Saturday as a way of recovering an authentically eschatological understanding of faith, one which sees it as a radical, world-changing reality while avoiding the pitfalls of fanaticism and escapism. Discovering the significance of that forgotten day opens the way to a life that reconciles lucidity and hope, remaining in the world without being of the world. It can help us find the place where the age to come breaks into our today, but not at all as we imagined it.