Easter and the irony of ego


...One of the great essays to reflect on this Easter, the Joy of Easter and the Irony of the world.Its so true..

Our Lord was right on- "You've to be like a little child to gain entry into the kingdom of Heaven". when foolish pride clouds your heart, faith withers away.

what is all the accumulated wisdom of sages, prophets, wise men, scholars, scientists that ever lived? in comparison to God who humbled Himself to walk among us,to touch us

and gave us the keys to immortality on this Easter day.

it is almost Darwinian to believe in the final mutation or else like a lament of a poet, Wilfred Owens in Futility

" Woke once the clays of a cold star.

Are limbs, so dear-achieved, are sides

Full-nerved, still warm, too hard to stir?

Was it for this the clay grew tall? "...

No, Not at all..the clay will awake again on the Last Day.

George Weigel:

"..Perhaps the trouble so many highly educated people have in accepting the gift of faith today is that their spiritual faculties

have been dulled by the irony in which modern and post-modern high culture abounds.

Very little today is what it once was thought to be: what we once regarded as good, we are now taught was base;

what we once honored as noble, we are now informed was merely self-serving; what we once thought to be self-sacrifice,

we are now told was just self-delusion. Innocence is ignorance; only the ironic sensibility befits a well-educated modern.

Or so we are told...."

Pax Christi