|On our honeymoon, my wife and I enjoyed an amazing feast every morning at the Hotel Cavallari in Rome|
Don't Quench The Spirit
One of my former professors at University of Michigan, Scott Page, wrote a theoretically rich and wide-ranging book on the unique benefits of diversity in different institutions. As a secular academic, his jump-off point was a famous passage from Aristotle, but it might as well have been St. Paul on the Body of Christ. Even the ancient pagans and the new pagans get it! St. Philip Neri certainly got it as he assembled his great oratory full of talented and holy young men. The great saint had the grace to see each man as he was, and wisely drew from each the unique talents and vocation that God had given them. Each person has gifts and a calling and we must not stand in the way of it because we have cramped views on liturgy, or mortification, or the modern world, or ecclesiology. There has often been a confounding diversity in the life of zealous Catholics, and this comes from the very hand of God.