Monday, May 8, 2023

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 7, 2023

'These images (for the Church) of body and temple are important for us today, but they might be hard for us to understand. In our age of what the philosophers call ‘the sovereign self’ we have almost completely rejected the idea that meaning in life is to be found beyond the satisfaction of individual desires, the exercise of our individual freedoms, the achievement of individual goals, and the fulfillment of individual aspirations... It is almost as if we believe that a field full of separated, disparate, disjointed rocks is a more beautiful and noble thing than a place where the stones are molded and shaped and joined together into a place fit for habitation.'

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