He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Thursday, May 15, 2008

An Abundant Week

Fr. Stephen has joined Och and Gabriel in making this a fecund week of interesting perspectives. I've spoken about Och and Gabriel earlier, and I commented on a couple of subjects that have been fermenting for a while.

Let me emphasize something. As you know, I support political and economic systems that acknowledge human freedom. The fact that aspects of our society are tawdry and downright sinful isn't the fault of human freedom or the systemization of those freedoms, but is the fault of particular individuals who behave in a tawdry and sinful manner, but most especially, of particular officials who lack the courage to coordinate our public morality with Orthodox teachings. Laws don't exist as a meaningless showpiece, but as the assertion of a society's moral truths.

More on this later. Aren't you excited?

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