Theology is the study of God, coming from the combination of the Greek words: theos (god) + logia (study). Theology's end is twofold: love of God and neighbor. However, many think that the subject is irrelevant to today’s culture. Surprisingly, theology is very pertinent to daily living, and is important for every Catholic—whether a scholar or not.
A lay person can enjoy theology because he/she is able to respond to “being in love”:
“O that you would kiss me with the kisses of your mouth! Make haste, my beloved...” (Song of Solomon, 1:1-8:14)
The main purpose of studying theology is the desire of being an amazing lover! The theologian's whole life is a romance. This life-long adventure gives purpose: being wholly consumed in the deepest love, the love of God. Being a "theologian" is not limited to reading, writing, or teaching, but actually living. more...