The Evolution of Synods
First, as brought to my attention on Facebook by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski (h/t Fr. Z):
"The Vatican has released a document on "the spirituality of synodality." (NOT making this up.) Two important sentiments emerge:“It is not enough to have a synod. We must be a synod.”“The point of entry must always be ‘situatedness’.”And this image was included in the document. Ponder its self-conscious profundity. It is, as it were, the master key to... "the beyond of the Spirit."
Give me a second to sort out where we're at with synods right now:
1st Step - To demonstrate our synodality, let's have a synod.
2nd Step - Now we need a synod on synodality.
3rd Step - Each diocese must have a synod on the synod on synodality.
Current (4th) Step - We are a synod.
Future Steps ? -
We need a synod on the synod on the synod on the synod on synodality
All are welcome to be synods
Trads are not synods
Synods are synodally significant when synodality has spiritual situatedness
God is a synod
There is no salvation outside of synodality
Synodality has synodally synodified that God has no spiritual situatedness and is unsynoded
There is no God
Synodality is the source and summit of our faith
What's that hymn again?