Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bishop Fellay's First Comments on Assisi III

Remarks on the Feast of the Epiphany during a sermon given at St. Nicolas du Chardonnet on the Solemnity of the Epiphany, January 9, 2011
After explaining the arrival of the Three Magi who traveled from the farthest ends of the pagan world to adore Our Lord Jesus Christ, Bishop Fellay contrasts this example of the Faith of the Magi with the unbelief of Herod and of the priests and the announcement of the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi in October 2011.
Bishop Fellay
In theory they know, in theory they believe. But in reality, do they believe? Do they really believe that Our Lord is God? Do they really believe that peace among men, among nations, is in His hand? Do they really believe in all the immediate, direct consequences of His divinity? …Are they all going, like the Magi, the Three Kings, to adore the true God and to look to Him for that peace and to ask Him for it? Are they going to the King of Peace: Rex Pacificus?
Oh, how history repeats itself, alas!

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1 comment:

JD said...

He asks a great question that should make people think. I think at the heart of the crisis in the Church is the simple fact that most people within her--including many priests, bishops and other prelates--do not REALLY believe in God of the Church in any real sense at all, except maybe in the mythological sense of a Joseph Campbell, Jungian archetypes or Christ as Che Guevara. The crisis in the Church is really a crisis of practical atheism, period, close the book. There is no zeal because there is no real supernatural faith anymore even in the hearts of many shepherds. Asissi simply brings this to to life once again. We have to ask along with David, "How long O Lord, How long?