Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lucia Gravitational forces and God

I love reading anything written by Pope Benedict XVI. My favourite book is Jesus of Nazarath written by him a couple of years back. I remember after reading it for the first time a couple of years back, how harsh other books seemed in comparison.

During all my years outside of the Church, the few times I really felt the Divine calling me back was in the way the Holy Father brings up in his Palm Sunday sermon. God uses the subtlety of gravity to guide the lost sheep back into the fold. His touch is light, but persistent if we listen to it.

The Fathers of the Church maintained that human beings stand at the point of intersection between two gravitational fields. First, there is the force of gravity which pulls us down – towards selfishness, falsehood and evil; the gravity which diminishes us and distances us from the heights of God. On the other hand there is the gravitational force of God’s love: the fact that we are loved by God and respond in love attracts us upwards. Man finds himself betwixt this twofold gravitational force; everything depends on our escaping the gravitational field of evil and becoming free to be attracted completely by the gravitational force of God, which makes us authentic, elevates us and grants us true freedom.

The whole sermon should be read. You won't regret it!

Related link: Benedict XVI's Palm Sunday Sermon ~ with emphases and comments by Fr Z, WDPRS

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