Shipwreck of this World

By |2020-03-29T18:28:12+00:00March 29th, 2020|Theology|

Lauds in the old Divine Office of today, the first Sunday in Passiontide, says we life in a "shipwreck of a world" (mundo náufrago) here on earth.  This seems like a very negative world view to the modern Christian who is repeatedly taught that God wants him happy on earth. There is some truth to that (that God wants us happy on earth) but the old Irish-Catholic worldview was that our pilgrimage on earth was actually escape from a wretched "shipwreck" to just get to heaven.  People nowadays liken this worldview to Jansenism.  But I'm going to propose in this blog post that putting the emphasis on original sin in [...]