Friday, March 26, 2010

Beware of the appetite for scandal

Scandals are coming again. The New York Times is attempting to connect the dots from sex abuse of minors to the pope, and in doing so, every motive is questioned, every decision which could have a good-faith explanation is explained in the worst possible light. Like the cynics, they see all as tainted, none as pure.

Beware this attitude, for it is satanic. Remember how Satan was described in Job? He is an accuser, looking for some flaw in the apparent virtue of Job. St. John calls him the accuser of the brethren (Rev 12:10). We all fall short of the demands of the Gospel, but we should never rejoice to find that others have fallen short.

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