Friday, July 03, 2009

"under" God

The first reading I heard at the Independence Day Mass at St. Peter's was from James--about the difference between true wisdom which comes from above, and the snarky, self-satisfied wisdom of this world. And today is (on the liturgical calendar, anyway) the feast of "doubting" Thomas, better known for his striking declaration of faith, "My Lord and My God." Funny day to get a targeted message on Twitter linked to a blog post insulting my faith. It is precisely this flippant atheism that Fr. Barron dismantles in a terrific video commentary that's well worth your seven minutes to take in. After all, the 4th of July is all about freedom, and it is the truth that frees us with the only genuine freedom there is.

No comments: