Sunday, August 8, 2010

Confusing Church Language

Alpha and Omega are words that the church often uses to describe Jesus. It is part of the “Church Language” that often confuses those who do not attend often or do not belong to a church. I have known the meaning since I as a teen boy at home in LamesaTexas. My mother always took great care to explain these arcane terms to me.
Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet and Omega is the last to it is the “A” and the “Z” in the English alphabet. The first and the last is intended to equal the eternal nature of Jesus. It can include the sense that Jesus is the completion and the fulfillment in history. I feel that way about Jesus so that in Him my spiritual fulfillment is complete and my relationship with God is strong.
 Cloud Nine
I am willing to answer  your other questions about confusing “Church Language” or any other questions about faith, scripture and life.  


  1. I'm mostly confused when services are held in Latin. Why does that exist any longer in the Catholic Church?


  2. They almost got rid of it but it is making a come back. It is retro like the PT Cruiser ;)