06 August 2008

The meaning of life

A few words from Pope Benedict’s recent speech in Australia:

‘Life is not just a succession of events or experiences, helpful though many of them are. It is a search for the true, the good and the beautiful. It is to this end that we exercise our freedom; it is in this – in truth, in goodness, and in beauty – that we find happiness and joy. Do not be fooled by those who see you as just another consumer in a market of undifferentiated possibilities, where choice itself becomes the good, novelty usurps beauty, and subjective experience displaces truth. Christ offers more. Indeed, he offers everything. Only he who is the Truth can be the Way and hence also the Life.’

1 comment:

Tim said...

Hmmmmmmm. Freedom as long as you're free to stay in a camp that listens to the Pope spouting exclusivism? Methinks I spy irony.