At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord speaks to us about the two possible foundations for building the house of one’s life: sand and rock. He who builds on sand only builds on visible and tangible things, on success, on career, on money. Apparently these are the true realities.Can't say it better than the pope!
But all this one day will vanish. We can see this now with the fall of two large banks: this money disappears, it is nothing. And thus all things, which seem to be the true realities we can count on, are only realities of a secondary order. He who builds his life on these realities, on matter, on success, on appearances, builds upon sand. Only the Word of God is the foundation of all reality, it is as stable as the heavens and more than the heavens, it is reality.
Therefore, we must change our concept of realism. The realist is he who recognizes the Word of God, in this apparently weak reality, as the foundation of all things. (A) realist is he who builds his life on this foundation, which is permanent.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Money Will Vanish
This is from the Holy Father's Address at the Synod on the Word of God. He reflects brilliantly on the present human condition and how God is the only solution. Something to meditate on in the closing weeks before the elections in the U.S. and Canada.