Saturday, January 10, 2009

Which Direction

One must understand something crucial happening in current events today: to paraphrase C. S. Lewis, every person you meet is headed either toward a sacramental anthropology and rejection of sacred violence, or is headed toward the primitive sacred and its dependence on sacred violence. (Lewis said 'toward heaven or toward hell' - which may be the same thing).

The farther persons are from the influence of the Gospel, the more likely that this will begin to occur. It will seem as though such mob violence is acting like a prairie brush fire: quenched in one place, it will flare up elsewhere as though ignited by an unseen root system. This is the "dry tinder" Our Lord warned of (Jn 15,6) that is only fit for conflagration.

So, ask yourself: is this good news or bad news?

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