Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Read not the Times, Read Eternity

The Holy Father hits the nail on the head: Let's not be afraid to think and talk about Eternal Life. It is amazing how much muck and mess is cleared away when worship of Mammon and fear of death are seen in the "normal" lives of people, high and low, important and not so. We are, and allow ourselves to be, distracted to death.

1 comment:

Mizz E said...


"Hear how the God of nature himself speaks of this matter: "Behold, I have set before thee life and death, fire and water,--choose whither thou wilt." Here lies the whole of the divine mercy; 'tis all on this side the Day of Judgment: till the end of time, God is compassionate and long-suffering, and continues to every creature a power of choosing life or death, water or fire; but when the end of time is come, there is an end of choice, and the last judgment is only a putting everyone into the full and sole possession of that which he has chosen."

... William Law (1686-1761), An Appeal to All that Doubt