47. Today’s 🚵♀️ pilgrimage question for contemplation: “Am I seeking ‘wisdom’ that does not demand ‘an encounter with reality'”???
Such a desire often puts on a mask of justice, for where there is no concern for conscience, untruthful reputation gives pleasure. The result is that concealed injustice enjoys a false reputation.From a sermon of Saint Leo the Great, pope
DARK CLOUDS OVER A CLOSED WORLD
THE ILLUSION OF COMMUNICATION
Information without wisdom
sometimes i place myself in a “direct encounter” with just the “fringes of reality”, (archbishop vigano’s letter to president trump) and even this has proven “intolerable”…
it’s at these times a “mechanism of selection then comes into play, whereby i can immediately separate likes from dislikes, what i consider attractive from what i deem distasteful” and “in the same way,” i “choose the people with whom” i “wish to share” my “world”…
in the end, “Persons or situations” i “find unpleasant or disagreeable are simply deleted in today’s virtual networks (facebook, twitter); a virtual circle is then created, isolating” me “from the real world in which” i am “living”…
On this pilgrimage I pray to become a Catholic who learns to sing the hymn of “True Wisdom” , which teaches me to desire not what is vain, as I stay awake to the fact that “Today, however, everything can be created, disguised and altered” to make it look like one is putting in more than all the rest!!!
What a glorious day it was.Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, A Reflection on Christian Life, August 28, 2019