- Category: Moving on with Foco
- Hits: 9
This morning we were all reminded that we are dust and to dust we shall return. This elementary truth imbues fear and particularly looms above all who work to spread death with their homicidal philosophies. This truth must have been unpleasant especially for the heads of States who dragged us into war which destroyed our homes, caused our dead to be grabbed from the tombs and reduced to ashes in front of us, and transformed the earth itself into an urn.
Instead the Church reminds us of this fact precisely to boost life. Since if a man considers what he materially is, he will no longer give idolizing importance to material things: wealth, vital space, territories, raw materials, markets… He would value them for what they are worth: as a means for living and not for killing …
If all the Statesmen would meditate on this truth, they would see how much we kill for nothing, that hatred is stupid, war is foolish, peace is vital, and that is how they really are, and not the VIPs, the leaders that believed themselves to be gods, while they were but the poor jesters of the Beast.”
Igino Giordani, Feast Days, SEI, Turin, 1954, pp.62-63.