Cool Word Of The Day

Stumbled across this mouthful over the weekend: Apocatastasis. I think it’s one of my new favorite words. It is the believe that there will come a time when all beings share in the grace of salvation, as in everybody gets into heaven, even the devil and souls damned to perdition. It was explicitly laid out by St. Gregory of Nyssa over 1,700 years ago. Gregory was a staunch opponent of Arianism, a schism in the early church that led to the Nicene Creed which is recited at every Mass. I’m leaving out a lot of bloodshed and apostasy here, but I still like the idea that everybody gets into heaven no matter how evil and corrupt. Sort of makes the whole point of religion irrelevant don’t you think?