Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Let Our Lives Be Good  

I've been procrastinating on getting out posts for this blog, trying to get a coherent, booklike narration for belief, knowledge, and faith and, in doing so, have been seduced into all sorts of philosophic bordellos. That's not the way a blog should go, but more as a journal (a la Pensees), so that is how we'll do it from now on. In that mode, I was doing my daily bedtime reading of "Augustine Day by Day" (John E. Rotelle, O.S.A.) and found one particularly apt for the current times: The picture is of St. Augustine of Hippo. The Quote is from his Sermon 30.
"Bad times! Troublesome times! This is what people are saying. Let our lives be good and the times will be good. For we make our own times. Such as we are, such are the times. What can we do? Maybe we cannot convert masses of people to a good life. But let the few who hear live well. Let the few who live well endure the many who live badly."
Sermon 30, 8
The next blog will explore the scientific history of the Higgs field/boson and its relevance and irrelevance to our faith. Until then there's a fine piece by the Jesuit Vatican Astronomer, Br. Guy Consolmagno on the non-godness of the so-called God particle
Till then...

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