Friday, May 13, 2016

Well Said: "I Believe in One God" is a Subversive Statement

Joseph Ratzinger commented that the opening line of the Nicene Creed, Credo in unum Deum (I believe in one God), is a subversive statement because it automatically rules out any rival claimant to ultimate concern. To say that one accepts only the God of Israel and Jesus Christ is to say that one rejects as ultimate any human being, any culture, any political party, any artistic form, or any set of ideas.”
Bishop Robert Barron, Catholicism
Well, I knew that was true. But I hadn't remembered it lately. Now seems like a good time to keep this in mind, especially the way the political scene is shaking out.

1 comment:

  1. Amen.

    I keep thinking of the verse from Psalm 146: "Put not your trust in princes, in a son [or woman] of man, in whom there is no salvation."