|Brother Jonah and an off-hill guest enjoyed some drinks and visiting before Brother Jonah started his talk.|
|Brian Bergeron served as a host for the evening. Some of the colorful mosaics in the Store at the Press are behind him.|
Humanity's longing for the Kingdom, continued Brother Jonah, offers men and women a sweet suffering. As Christians, people live differently knowing their fulfillment will come in the future kingdom rather than here and now.
When we live toward the Kingdom of God, Brother Jonah concluded, we truly live "during the world."
|Men and women from local parishes attended "Theology on the Hill."|
|Diocesan and religious seminarians also enjoyed the evening.|
1) How does one live toward the kingdom without presuming to know precisely when or what that kingdom will be?
2) Certainly no one is suggesting that we become masochists, but in what ways do we embrace the suffering and irresolution of life during the world? In what ways do we run from it?
3) Is suffering the tensions of life transformative? How so?
4) What are the implications of this theology of life "during the world" for living with others of different values and beliefs?
Seminarians also provided live jazz as guests arrived for "Theology on the Hill":