Tag: Crossing the Threshold of Hope

Leave No Trace

As soon as I finished Diane Ackerman’s Natural History of Love, I picked up The Power of Silence by Robert Cardinal Sarah and Nicolas Diat. Bridget had bought me a copy for Mother’s Day (she’s very thoughtful), and I’ve been looking forward to reading it. After Ackerman’s section on Religious Love, though, I found that I couldn’t get to Cardinal…

The Beginning of Wisdom

I finished reading Crossing the Threshold of Hope by Pope John Paul II today, and want to share a few paragraphs from the last three pages: Is contemporary man truly moved by a filial fear of God, a fear that is first of all love? One might think—and there is no lack of evidence to this effect—that Hegel’s paradigm of the…

Does the World Need God’s Love?

If nothing else, I’ve learned, from what I’ve read thus far in Crossing the Threshold of Hope, that Pope John Paul II was a well-read and thorough teacher. In the following excerpt, he continues to deal with the Enlightenment and what its adherents wrought on our world. According to the Enlightenment mentality, the world does not need God’s love. The world is self-sufficient. And…