Sunday, June 13, 2010

'Because of these, they forgot God..."

Saint Jerome said that, "Haughtiness, satiety of bread, the abundance of all things, idleness, pleasures, such were the sins of Sodom. Because of these, they forgot God, since the continual presence of riches seemed perennial and thus there was no need of recourse to God to obtain them."

The first sin of Sodom [as with our own morally bankrupt culture] is pride. In Ezekiel 16: 49, we read, "And look at the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters were proud, sated with food, complacent in their prosperity, and they gave no help to the poor and needy." The New Sodom is also a City of Corruption rooted in pride and arrogance. And as we know, many priests have joined the ranks of that City of Satan. Which is why our Holy Father Benedict XVI has said that sin, satanic influence and the toleration of error lie at the root of the priestly sexual abuse scandals.

Our age has riddled with satanic pride. And this pride has entered even the Church. But God humbles those who are proud. This because it is only through humility that men can become and remain faithful servants - saints.

Meditation: 1 Peter 5: 5
Related reading here and here.

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