I was feeling really down this morning when I saw the election results, and noticed Missourians voted to hold the governor personally liable for budget deficits and to hold people’s past crimes against them when facing sentencing for a new crime. How are people so vengeful! It’s really sad.
Then I noticed Pope Francis is having a conference with leaders from other faith traditions over to the Vatican to talk about how to make marriage better in order to make the world better. Humanum begins in 10 days.
His talking about going against the tide of popular culture to live our lives in a way that won’t lead to ruin really reminded me of these quotes:
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. John 15:9
The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness. Benedict XVI