not of this world

Saturday, April 26, 2008

He dies in tears.

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It is from this vantage point (and not on the basis of a facile contrast between Biblical and Greek thought) that we can understand why the death of Christ is so different from the death of Socrates. Christ does not die in the noble detachment of the philosopher, He dies in tears. On his lips was the bitter taste of abandonment and isolation in all its horror. Here the hubris that would be the equal of God is contrasted with an acceptance of the cup of being human, down to its last dregs.

-Ratzinger, Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

papal mass at yankee stadium

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