If that title sounds vaguely familiar, it's because it's a paraphrase of "you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free". But that's so neo-palagian and triumphalist, you see!
In this latest "pope video" we hear the pope praying that a "culture of encounter" be built by - sports! Yep! That's the prayer intention. However the words "God" or "Jesus" aren't mentioned once. In Ephesians 2:14, Paul says that "He (Jesus) is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility.." But again that's too.. traditional. Instead, we are treated to the sight of tennis balls smashing through brick walls.
Why cannot the pure truths of Jesus Christ be proclaimed, as they once were? Why do we have to behold our Church prostituting itself before all these cheap gimmicks?
On the plus side, one could easily bookmark the youtube link. Then one can watch it next Lent as a visual mortification.
Traditional Holy Week once again in Denmark
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