If we do not believe in the devil, sooner or later we will not believe in God. We cannot cut Lucifer out of the ecology of salvation. Satan is not God's equal. He is a created being subject to God and already, by the measure of eternity, defeated. Nonetheless, he is the first author of pride and rebellion, and the great seducer of man. Without him the Incarnation and Redemption do not make sense, and the cross is meaningless. Satan is real. There is no way around this simple truth.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Chaput - Congress on Priests, Laity
For the record: Archbishop Charles Chaput's inestimably important address to the Congress on Priests and Laity, "The Prince of This World and the Evangelization of Culture." One quote: