“What man cannot fully understand, he can nevertheless do completely, and precisely by doing he holds in himself the living awareness of this reality that dwells half in the dark,” wrote the great Catholic philosopher Maurice Blondel in Histoire et Dogme.
Living and acting, knowing and doing, experience and action, cannot be considered without one another: the one makes the other possible. Do and see! Work is perhaps action in its strongest form. At least that is probably what we think of first.
However, is not the action, the action par excellence, ‘liturgical action’? In any case, what we mean here is one ‘work’: God’s Work - the Opus Dei -, the ‘action’ that we initiate and ‘finish off’ so to speak, but which in fact is completed by God himself. In this way ‘liturgical action’ provides the structure of all work, insofar we do not control the final result of any work ourselves: it is always a contribution to the creation and development of the world, whose meaning reaches further than our conscious intention. And which with further understanding can ultimately only be written in the Name of God.