The time has not come for governments to last

The future Pius IX, still Cardinal, match Napoleon III, says : « Sire, when great political as your Majesty objected to me that the time has not come, I have only to bow because I'm not a big political. But I am a bishop, and I answer them as bishop : the time has not come for Jesus Christ to reign ? Well ! So the time has not come for governments to last. »

Please craftsman

monastic prayer of the twelfth century
Teach me, Lord, to make good use of the time that you give me to work…
Teach me to unite in haste and slow, serenity and fervor, zeal and peace. Help me from the book. Help me in the heart of toil… And especially yourself corrects gaps of my work : Lord, throughout labor of my hands leaves Thee grace to tell others and a failure to me to talk myself.

Guard me hope for perfection, otherwise I would lose heart. Keep me in the impotence of perfection, otherwise I would lose pride…

Lord, never let me forget that all work is empty except where there is love…

Lord, Teach me to pray with my hands, my arms and all my strength. Remind me that the work of my hands belongs to you and it is up to me to make you in the giving… What if I am to please others, as the flower of grass I fanerai evening. But if I do it for the love of good, I will dwell in the well. And the time to do good and your glory, is immediately.


Antigone, rebellious and intimate (7/7. love)

7th and final part: love

The desire of Antigone's family, she will not let her brother unburied; Créon, his, wants to assert itself as king and shows its power. Antigone favors family ties who embody love and reveal a be. Creon sits his power by signing an act of law must establish its authority. The same word characterizes their action: desire. But desire does not recognize the desire in the other, we could believe, especially if one is trying to flatter the desire for himself, that desire any desire he meets knights. Between Creon and Antigone, it is the measure of desires that counts. Face to face, Antigone and Creon will increase the extent of their desires adversity they encounter. But the source of the desire of Antigone is it still understandable today? Indeed, the desire of Antigone, this desire that is based on justice, justice done and visited the remains of his brother and the gods, This desire makes sense, because it is community, it is part of a city and a family, reduced vision of the city, and a belief, Antigone leans to the gods to challenge Creon. Antigone does not express a personal desire, defends an eternal law, she defends her duty to tell, to proclaim the front of any power that would think over it. Since when do we hear most anyone themselves up in public places to proclaim his duty cost him his life? The worst? We got used to the silence, this resignation, transcendental laws do not tell us much left, So nothing comes overhang and thus correct the laws that pass before us and surround us like rubbish in a stream of water. Communities that strengthened the individual within a space that protected him and allowed him to grow were shattered. The individual now looks like a crazy electron that can be built as wind gusts that exhaust and catch you off guard and the ever fade to taste the meaning of his life. Social life is based on the law and the only right, but in a place without geography composed of people above ground all rights are equal and crush in a heinous mess. Creon has the power. Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus. At a time when it is no more than having, to own, to acquire, Antigone weighs - since we must assess - little. The methodical destruction of all metaphysics amounts to a crime against humanity. Perhaps the greatest the world has known. Since a click, I can acquire all I have no need to know my desire to satiate. It is also understood that this individual desire that nothing protects his appetite accepts no limits, especially not the one posed by others; then comes in envy, misguided desire, defile.

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The identity is divided firstly into a base that is in us and we can not draw particular merit, our nature and education we received, and a constitutive movement of life that discovers items that are not listed in our nature or our education, but to be read at the height of our nature and our education. Much of this process happens without us even thinking about it. Yet it is essential, important and requires us to the ongoing review of this nature and of this education, as to the ongoing review of these developments through the prism of our nature and our culture. The balance, here again, is essential. There is no question of forgetting, or worse not be aware of our nature, forget or worse to lose the benefits of our education, to address the shores of novelty, or we will not be nothing but a tattered flag in the wind, we will have no way to judge the novelty and we risk seeing in this new some new, and to love him for it.

Blanc Saint Bonnet on contemporary France

In 1851, Blanc Saint Bonnet said :

Quand les hommes perdent de vue les nécessités morales, God brings out the light of the requirements of another order. If faith is not received by the ear, it we will be taught by hunger. Christianity constitute the modern society where will shatter. Economic facts, before long, will bare the truths. Your laws have all recognized, all dedicated and all administered ; human resources will all employees : ever larger army, ever more comprehensive legislation, ever more powerful administration ; so, reached the end of secondary causes, you will come against you break the first cause ! It will not be the unknown doctrine we hear, it will not be the conscience that cry unheeded. Les faits parleront leur grande voix. The truth will leave the heights of speech ; it will enter the bread we eat, blood we live ; the light will fire. The men will be between truth and death ... will they have the spirit to choose ?

Hannah Arendt on the functionalism of Social Sciences

I do not believe that atheism is a substitute or to fulfill the same function as religion, nor do I believe that violence can become a substitute for authority. But if we follow the exhortations of conservatives, at the moment, have a pretty good chance to be heard, I am quite convinced that we will have no difficulty in producing such substitutes, we will use violence and pretend to have restored authority or that our rediscovery of the functional usefulness of religion will produce an ersatz religion - as if our civilization was not sufficiently cluttered with all kinds of nicks and things of things lacking sense.