Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Message 2007

Here´s a Xmas Message that I am very pleased to share all of you.
It is from my friend Olavo de Carvalho and  contain wisdom in its more profound sense. Enjoy it!


Christmas  Message 2007


Olavo de Carvalho


"When  questioned about the date of the end of the world, Jesus Christ said it was a  well guarded secret that God the Father kept to Himself (Mt. 24:36). This answer  carries with itself two unescapable logical  implications:

             First, Christ is the Divine Logos, the Divine Reason, that is, the living  eternal system of all the laws that govern the cosmos and every possible  reality. If the knowledge concerning the time for the end of the world belongs  properly to the Father and not to the Son as such, this means that the arrival  of the end will not be determined by any previous law, but by a pure Act of  Will, an expression of the Divine Freedom and not properly of the Divine  Reason.

             Second, if the time for the end is an unsearchable mistery, the  culmination or final purpose of the human historical process is also unknowable,  for any state of progress or decay that can have been attained at a precise date  can be changed by further unforeseen developments the next day or minute. An  eternal decision by God the Father Himself makes that human History is an open  process, not limited by any predetermined ends, not destined to reach any  predefined state of perfection.

             For five or six centuries now, however, many men have been trying to  persuade mankind that they not only can foresee very clearly that state of  perfection, but know the precise social, cultural, political and historical  roads that should be travelled in order to attain  it.

             This is what I call "the revolutionary mind". If the historical results  of its coming to the world took the form of mass killings, tyrannical  governments and undescribable misery and pain, it was not because the  revolutionary mind was betrayed by its own representatives or committed some  little mistakes underway to its promised earthly paradise. It was because the  revolutionary mind presumes to be wiser than Christ Himself. And whoever  presumes to be wiser than Christ refuses also the Holy Spirit. The revolutionary  mind is the sin against the Holy Spirit, a sin that will not be forgiven during  this life or in the hereafter.

             One should never believe that following the destruction of such or such  revolutionary regime the revolutionary mind was forever expelled from human  history. Under thousands of new disguises, many of which very subtle and hard to  recognize, it reappears again and again in our hearts and minds, for it is the  specifically modern version of the great temptation.  

             Today, as we prepare ourselves to contemplate once more the Divine Child  in His humble craddle, please remember: He is the source and the limit of our  knowledge. He is the measure, the ruler and the scale. He is the Alpha and the  Omega. Beyond these limits, there is only the unsearchable mistery of Divine  Freedom."

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