Wednesday, October 05, 2005

A world without God

Reflecting in his homily on the Gospel reading from St. Matthew (21:33-43), relating the parable of the landowner and the vineyard, the Holy Father observed that all men suffer the temptation to exclude God from their affairs. Like the workers in the vineyard, he said, "we want to be the landlords ourselves."

In the world of public affairs, the Pontiff continued, this tendency is evident when individuals see God's presence as inconvenient to their own plans. "Either we simply make Him a pious expression, or we deny Him everything," he said. "He is banished from public life, and thus loses all meaning."

Oddly, this is what Fr. Buda said in his homily on Sunday. Does that mean he's papabile?

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