Arezzo, a city full of devils
A Weekend at Duke University
Part I: The Blessings of Life
"I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly."
Part II: The Curse of Rebellion
"You belong to your father the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires...When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
|I took this photo of the chapel tower on the day of the book signing|
Our Choices Matter
It's no small thing to spend your life against Christ. St. John XXIII described the fruits of our choices at the opening of Vatican Council II (as Cardinal Sarah pointed out in God or Nothing): "Men are either with Him and His Church, and then they enjoy light, goodness, order, and peace. Or else they are without Him, or against Him, and deliberately opposed to His Church, and then they experience confusion, bitterness in human relations, and the dangers of fratricidal wars." While St. John focused here on the earthly fruits of our fundamental orientation, we also know that these choices reverberate into eternity. I will (thankfully) conclude this series of "Hard Sayings" with some thoughts on divine judgment and the hereafter.