Food for thought for the social justice utopians amongst us:
Bishop Mori tells us, "you admire the extraordinary accomplishments in the social sphere. Schools, hospitals, an abundance of material goods, high salaries, a low crime rate, safe streets, public transportation admired all over the world, flourishing industries, very stable public order. If you believe that it is social well-being that brings happiness, then you can conclude that ours is a happy country, within human boundaries. But if you want to look beneath the surface of this material abundance, you will find before you one of the poorest countries, in terms of respect for the individual and his spiritual nourishment."In the end we must all know that we are loved, that our life has a purpose beyond human utilitarianism and whatever we can invent as an image in our head as a god or reason for existence. We must come to know the God who is and who made us for his own. In this season of Lent, we must reflect for ourselves and introduce God, who became Man. He created man in his image through whatever biological and physical root. This is not an argument about evolution. This is about God creating man for his own, the God unbound by time or nature placing Himself directly into time and nature to give us the Good News through His spouse the Church.