Monday, October 6, 2008

The Synod on The Word

The Synod of Bishops - “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church” - began with a Mass at St. Paul-Outside-the-Walls. Now, the Bible is being read and you can watch live here. The first to start was Pope Benedict.

To formally start the proceedings, Benedict XVI, talked about banking.
"We now see in the collapse of the great banks: money disappears, turns to nothing," B16 said in an impromptu meditation at the day's start. "And all these things, which seem like the true reality on which we can count, are realities of a second order.

"One who builds his life on these realities, on objects, success, on everything that's visible, builds on sand," the pontiff added, referring to options of sand or rock cited by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. "Only the Word of God is the foundation of every reality, fixed as the heavens and more than the heavens, is the reality."
Here is the Pope in Genesis 1:

1 comment:

John said...

St. Paul-Outside-the-Walls is truly beautiful. The architecture and its blue ceiling beneath the dome...a breath-taking in a 5x7 frame viewer, heavenly in person, I'm sure. Someday, someday... :-)

And yes, excellent words by the Pontiff. Pope Benedict strikes again: "Only the Word of God is the foundation of every reality, fixed as the heavens and more than the heavens, is the reality."

Totally on target!