I savor Fr. Neuhaus’s formulation. We concede that Jesus-the-Christ — Jesus-the-Savior — isn’t something you submit for validation to the Bureau of Weights and Measures. We therefore think of him, as all Christians must, “proleptically,” i.e., in anticipation of a comprehensive acknowledgement of him, as Him. And this gives additional romance to Christian belief, as is fitting for those who sit waiting, forever and ever, yet confident that the third act will be transporting.
~ William F. Buckley, Jr. in Nearer, My God (NY: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1997), page 113.
Frustrate frustration by declining to divine divine purpose.
~ William F. Buckley, Jr. in Nearer, My God (NY: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1997), page 163.