Driving Life Away

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for January 27th, 2014
Opt. Memorial St. Angela Merici

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WHEN David marched on Jerusalem, the inhabitants at that time shouted:

You cannot enter here: the blind and the lame will drive you away!

David, of course, is an Old Testament type of Christ. And indeed, it was the spiritually blind and lame, “the scribes who had come from Jerusalem…”, who tried to drive Jesus out by casting shadows on His reputation and twisting His good works into appearing as something evil.

Today, there are also those who wish to twist what is truth, beauty, and goodness into something intolerant, oppressive, and wrong. Take for instance the pro-life movement:

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