Making All things New
Number of pages: 232
A new paradigm for being Catholic: catholicity, a conscious awareness of how everything - the sun, moon, stars, Kepler, Saturn, maple trees, muddy rivers, amoeba, bacteria and all peoples of the earth - form a whole. Ilia Delio introduces a new word, catholicity, which is destined to become as discussed and familiar in this century as the word Catholic was in the 2nd century. Catholicity is a dynamic, spiritual quality of being Catholic that literally means "becoming whole." It is an inner principle which first burst forth in the life of Jesus, and has the power to reconnect all the dimensions of life: spirituality, religion, the new sciences, culture, and society. Catholicity is a spirit of love, a love of the spirit, which resists ideology and attracts new followers. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom" (2 Cor 3"17). Catholicity makes all things new. "If any be in Christ he is a new creature. The old way of living disappears. A new way of living comes into existence" (2 Cor: 5:17).