|Charlie's City of God|
I read last night that
Yet my frustration and anger at Charlie's machinations made me think about why the Vatican would have chosen Chaput for this post (because he's in line for scarlet and he gets results) which further led me to try and suss out how he thinks and why he has come to the place he has. As I have mentioned long ago, this is a common mechanism for me to better understand people.
All of this gets us to the City of God and how each of us perceives it. For Charlie (and those of his ilk) their vision seems to be that the City of God is a perfect gem, an ordered paradise replete with high walls and pearly gates to ensure that the 'evils of the world' are kept out. It is a stable, static place of holiness where the privileged are permitted to enter once they have proven themselves suitable. This is the City of the Church Militant, a temporal replica of Heaven where the ancient and hoary traditions are held and solemn masses are conducted by those worthy to be in persona christi to venerate Christ (so, themselves after a fashion), until the Eschaton occurs and the Church Universal is united.
My view is...different.
|My City of God|