Tuesday, May 23, 2006
A well ordered battle-array...
The colossal cross atop each of the spires of the mighty Cathedral of Cologne shone down upon us over 1 mission pilgrims who had tiptoed into the cool waters of the fierce Rhein River! From his gigantic boat, the new German Pope expounded the principles of Christianity with untiring zeal coupled with God-given grace and all to dispel from their minds the darkness of ignorance! So emblazoned he was in the sun with his words from the Holy Writ that I exclaimed: "Lux lucet in tenebris (a light shines in the darkness)! Jesus Christ is mighty and holy is His name!
Winning souls! St. Michael was our standard bearer! Unsheathed in billowing clouds and borne by the winds, the banner of Christ had been unfurled to the German peoples by one of their own! Imbued with feelings of joy and grace, I nearly shed a teer of joy!
Many Europeans don't believe in God as we do. They moan: "But, we can't understand or see him so surely he can't exist?" In his first encyclical letter the new world, Deus Caritas Est, Pope Benedict replyed with a line from Saint Augustine: Si comprehendis, non est Deus (If we did comprehend Him, then it wouldn't be God)!