» 11/18/2013 VATICAN Pope: God save us from the "hegemonic uniformity” of the "one line of thought", " fruit of the spirit of the world that negotiates everything” even faith "The globalizing conformity of all nations is not good, its better to be united but each with their own customs”. Those who negotiate their fidelity to the Lord , moved by the spirit of the world negotiate their own identity, belonging to a people, a people that God loves dearly and desires to be His people . But before this journey that the spirit of the world makes " the path of infidelity, there is always the Lord who can not deny Himself, the Faithful One: He is always waiting for us ."
Vatican City ( AsiaNews) - God
save us from the "hegemonic uniformity " of the "one line of
thought", "fruit of the spirit of the world that negotiates
everything", even the faith. This
was Pope Francis' prayer during mass this morning at Casa Santa Marta,
commenting on a passage from the Book of Maccabees, in which the leaders of the
people do not want Israel to be isolated from other nations , and so abandon
their traditions to negotiate
with the king.
They go to "negotiate "
and are excited about it. It
is as if they said "we are progressives; let's follow progress like
everyone else does". As
reported by Vatican Radio, the Pope noted that this is the "spirit of adolescent
progressivism" according to which "any move forward and any choice is
better than remaining within the routine of fidelity". These
people, therefore , negotiate "loyalty to God who is always faithful"
the king. "This is called apostasy", "adultery." They
are, in fact, negotiating their values, " negotiating the very essence
of being faithful to the Lord ."
this is a contradiction: we do not negotiate values, but faithfulness. And
this is the fruit of the devil, the prince of this world , who leads us forward
with the spirit of worldliness. And then
there are the direct consequences. They accepted the habits of the pagan, then
a further step: the king wrote to his whole kingdom that all should be one
people, and everyone would abandon their customs. A globalizing conformity of
all nations is not beautiful, rather, each with own
customs but united, but it is the hegemonic uniformity of globalization, the
single line of thought . And this single line of thought is the result of
worldliness . "
after "all peoples had adapted themselves to the king's demands, they also
accepted his cult , they sacrificed to idols and profaned the sabbath ."Step
by step", the moved along this path. And in the end "the king raised
an abomination upon the altar of devastation". "But,
Father , this also happens today ! . Yes, because the worldly spirit exists
even today, even today it takes us with this desire to be progressive and have
one single thought . If someone was found to have the Book of the Covenant and
obeyed the law, the king condemned them to death : and this we have read in the
newspapers in recent months . These people have negotiated the fidelity to the
Lord and this people , moved by the spirit of the world , negotiated their own identity
, negotiated belonging to a people, a people that God loves so much that God desires
to be like Him . "
Pope then referred to the 20th century novel, "Master of the
World" that focuses on "the spirit of worldliness that leads to
it is thought that "we have to be like everyone else, we have to be more
normal , like everyone else, with this adolescent progressivism ." And
then "what follows is history": "the death sentences, human
you think that today there are no human sacrifice s? There are many, many ! And
there are laws that protect them ."
But what consoles us faced with the progress of this worldly spirit, the prince
of this world , the path of infidelity, is that the Lord is always here, that
he can not deny Himself , the Faithful One : He is always waiting for us, He loves
us so much and He forgives us when we repent for a few steps, for some small
steps in this spirit of worldliness, we go to him, the faithful God. With the
spirit of the Church's children, we pray to the Lord
for His goodness, His faithfulness to save us from this worldly spirit that
negotiates all , to protect us and let us move forward, as his people did through
the desert , leading them by the hand like a father leads his child. The hand of
the Lord is a sure guide".