The triumph of faith
With reference to the letter entitled “Throw away morality”, it is pitiful that John Guillaumier puts forward his arguments and rhetoric in a lopsided philosophy.
Once he believes in God, he should have consulted the day’s liturgy.
The parable of the Pharisee and the Publican teaches us that the latter’s attitude was more pleasing to God because “everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled and he who humbles himself shall be exalted”. How very true! It’s because many peoples have no scruples about ignoring the word of God or discarding it, that the world finds itself in such a precarious and cosmic confusion.
A law partner, politician or business tycoon who bilks people and cheats on his wife might be viewed as a successful man of the world, but the Christian perceives him as a truly lamentable figure. In contrast, the poor peasant who crawls to the altar on his knees is one who is preparing to receive his heavenly reward. Without the prospect of eternity, this evident inversion of values would be lost to us.
How sweet St Paul’s words ring, (same day liturgy). As for me, I am already being poured out in sacrifice, and the time of my deliverance is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. For the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord, the just Judge, will give to me in that day, yet not to me only, but also to those who love his coming. (Tim. 2 (4:6-8)).
“Two things fill my mind with new and increasing admiration, the star-studded sky above and the laws of God etched in my soul” – Kant, German philosopher.
John Azzopardi Zabbar