By docility to the will of God and His Holy Spirit.
Turning over the tables?
Christ the King! Ghent Altarpiece
|Fr. F.W. Faber, Cong.Orat.|
|Benjamin Levin, Justin Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne|
|Mr. Raymond Lahey whilst bishop|
|Mugshot of Benjamin Levin|
|Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey,and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. |
Charles did not hesitate. With faith to supply for his want of experience, he understood that to the torrent of errors which threatened to deluge the world Rome must first of all oppose, as an embankment, that undivided truth of which she is the guardian.
He caused the liturgical books to be revised, and the Roman catechism to be compiled. But first, and in all things, he was himself the living model of the renewed discipline, and thus acquired the right to exercise his zeal for or against others. Rome, initiated by him in the salutary reform of which it was fitting she should set the first example, was in a few months completely transformed.
No, we shall not be saved by a formula but by a Person, and the assurance which he gives us: I am with you.
The programme already exists: it is the plan found in the Gospel and in the living Tradition, it is the same as ever. Ultimately, it has its center in Christ himself, who is to be known, loved and imitated, so that in him we may live the life of the Trinity, and with him transform history until its fulfillment in the heavenly Jerusalem. This is a program which does not change with shifts of times and cultures, even though it takes account of time and culture for the sake of true dialogue and effective communication.