The Son makes the good confession of the Father in the face of all rival masters. Other masters are
also allowed a limited responsibility; when they attempt to set up rival
jurisdictions, they are brought down. The Son speaks for those who cannot speak
for themselves. He makes us vocal. He puts his words into our mouths,
until we sustain one another with his words.
1) The liturgy is the speaking of God. God is speaking every word uttered in the service. The Son gives praise
to the Father; the Spirit serves this act of the Son.
2) The Holy Spirit makes a company of heaven. The Father sends them to accompany the Son, and the Son
returns with them to the Father.
3) The Father and the Son speak humanity; humanity is brought into being by their speaking; it is one mode in
which they speak divinity to each other.
4) We live on the words, speech and breath of the Son: his breath animates us and gives us what being we have.
5) We are given being, and become real, as we are brought together and ordered around the Son as his
6) The Son calls together and perfects all the scattered elements of the cosmos. The Church is the visible phenomenon of the actual unity of the whole well-ordered creation, already present in Christ.
7) Jesus Christ is embodied to us by the Spirit. The Spirit always dresses, escorts and presents the Son to us in one person and through that one, in many.
8) The Son makes the good confession of the Father in the face of all rival masters. Other masters are also allowed a limited responsibility; when they attempt to set up rival jurisdictions, they are brought down.
9) The Son speaks us, and keeps us present, to the Father. The Son speaks for those who cannot speak for
10) He makes us vocal. He puts his words into our mouths, until we are in ourselves faithful amplifications of
his words, and sustain one another with them.
11) The whole company of heaven fortifies and encourages those presently confronting the disobedient powers. It does this visibly in the person of the saints, who encourage rulers to protect and promote their people and not to ignore their requests, and warn them not to
exceed the power given to them.
12) The Spirit is commissioned by the Son to give us a work. We are co-assigned to the work of presenting people and keeping them present in this company.
13) The Spirit raises the cosmos and assembly around the Son. The Spirit animates every member and part with the speech of God so it is articulate with thankfulness.
14) The Spirit shares out to us the qualities and labours of the Son. The Spirit prompts Christ to give glory to, and differentiate himself from, the Father. The Spirit differentiates Christ from us, and us from one another. The Son tenders to us the otherness he receives from the Spirit and returns to the Father.
15) This assembly and cosmos is not merely an entity, but a living and holy being, a life in common. It will be a single shared effort in the crediting and acknowledging of the otherness (holiness) of every member. In this living exchange every member gives glory to every other, so differentiating and distinguishing everyone from himself, and fully attributing to each the holy otherness that he receives from God.