"The icon of Pentecost is a cosmic image. It shows us a type of multiplicity which is not fragmentation. Pentecost is the possibility of the rememberance of God, even unto death. But I need to be careful, because as we stand here, possibly, in that widening gyre, possibly nearing the teetering edge of the world, it would be too easy to point and say: “There they are!", right? "There they are, the degenerate ones, there they are, the monsters...". And "Thank God we're safe in the Church.”
I mean, like I mentioned, and like I'll be saying all through this talk: The same chaos which lies on the edge of the world also lies on the edge of each one of us..."
Happy new year to everyone!