So powerful is this thirst that the Lord relates it to the unity of his person: I thirst! That is the guarantee of the resurrection of the flesh.
Hans Urs von Balthasar, To the Heart of the Mystery of Redemption
This is lovely.
Our lives are lived in relationship to words, written and spoken, sacred and mundane. They are manna for the journey. As embodied beings we take our whole bodies with us into the act of reading, which, at its best, is spacious, full-bodied, wholehearted, and infused with the breath of life.
The call to Christians is not so much either to embrace or try to replace abstractions such as “capitalism” with other abstractions. It is rather to sustain forms of economy, community, and culture that recognize the universality of the individual person.