"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
"And he opened the bottomless pit..." - Book of Revelation 9:1-3
The wall paintings from Mt. Athos depicting scenes of the Apocalypse keep coming to mind each time I see footage of the oil leak in the gulf. And as I read the text from the Book of Revelation the frescoes illustrate, I can't help but think of the volcanic activity taking place around the world as well. Yet volcanic activity is natural... the oil leak is not.
All the efforts to stop the leak have thus far failed.
Art: Athos - Agion Oros: A Weblog about the Holy Mountain