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Title: My Theological Reflection with Karl Rahner
Subtitle: Rupture, Discontinuity... Incomprehensible Mystery
Author(s): FARMER, Jerry T.
Journal: Marriage, Families & Spirituality
Volume: 21 Issue: 2 Date: 2015
In this essay, the author reflects on the personal experience of the death of his spouse, a reflection inspired and informed by the faith and theology of Karl Rahner. With death, it is not that a 'new' time has begun, but that time itself has ended. And yet that mutual love as spouses continues. Life following the death of a spouse presents itself as an empty nothingness. But God, incomprehensible mystery, is our beginning. Our lives are filled with rupture and discontinuity not as evidence of a missing or absent God, but that we are not God.