The Maciel case requires us to ask the question of Evil. Our time prevents rubbing it. What do we know of the work of the devil and what can we do to protect ourselves ? After attempting to overshadow the good of life, is it any wonder that evil shows itself in the open ? The works of the devil are endless, but the & rsquo; Holy Spirit can all, including transforming.
You had to have the eloquence of the favorite writer of the Pope to affirm : "There is only sadness, that not to be holy ". This heady question of holiness always comes as a season that does not pass. There are many things we can get rid, but never the question of holiness in part. It is consubstantial with us. As soon as we see or seeing something just or unjust, something under the good or evil, we walk on the path of holiness. Whether to it or against it. It takes a long time to realize how the issue of holiness is we consubstantial. We are holy, we are a temple, we left the church that is holy, we are in the image of God who is holy, and yet we ébrouons, we are falling, we struggle, we strive… So little results for so many promises. This is the holy condition application amount of effort and gives few visible results.
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After seeing "Tree of Life", I long forbidden me to write about this film. Two forces clashed in me. Captivated by poetry, the blissful state in which I was immersed, I was afraid to disturb the surface of this work. I got so wrapped up in the mystery of this film that I did not understand the negative reactions and was unable to think critically. “Tree of Life” is based on a book of the Bible, “the Book of Job”. And this book dark about life and the relationship of man to God. What is present in many books of the Bible. But the Book of Job begins with a dialogue between God and Satan play man. The impression we get this inaugural dialogue is strange. Of course, the beginning of dialogue would not be quite the same time that the central story. Whatever actually, the impression left is represented in the book. How can God be playing his beloved creature ? A hasty conclusion reports the improbable situation. In truth, Once the bark removed, the Book of Job delivers the heart of the relationship between God and man. And “Tree of Life”, the film by Terrence Malick, has the same ambition.
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Despite the doubts of Shusaku Endo as to the true Christianity Japanese mentioned in the admirable "Silence", it also appears to me that the Japanese has a real fundamental common with the Christian in the ease he has to put himself in the place of another. Is this not one of the founding bases of Christianity, one of these archetypes Speech on the Mount, than always think that our effort was not important enough, pronounced enough, for the agreement emerges ? I see of course the weak reasoning : Japanese tirelessly trying to put in place of the other culturally ; he also wants to better understanding ; he does not know the guilt, but shame… The Christian must put in place the other because he thinks that the fault comes from him, This does not mean he committed the foul, but rather the lack of attention to the other led him to not enough work to prevent the fault.
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In this small reflection on forgiveness, I just wanted to return to the inadequacy of saying sorry. Forgiveness is sometimes extremely difficult. I must still keep some resentment in my heart. I have ceased to confess and ask for a little grace to soften the hardness of my heart, but no, nothing really, and instead I learned to live with this hardness I still managed to circumscribe, I have sincerely forgiven and intimately. Why ? Why not happened I not to reduce to dust the hardness of heart ? It seems as stronger than me and it worries me, I can not hide.
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It is always fun and instructive to realize the contradictions of his opponents. Comment, this modern society so proud of her freedom, its way of thinking about intimate things, this company sensuality (when it took care to confuse sensuality and pornography), emerged a prudish society, restrictive, voyeuristic and especially moralist (must reread the trial of Jean Marie Domenach : A morality without moralism). Where this Plenipotentiary modern society tries to confuse the moral of Catholicism as it portraitise archaic, it develops very quickly antibody as a moralism that feels good in judging the neighbor. It is the moral philistine. It is a trait of French character. But other European countries share with her.
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