Monday, January 4, 2010

What Is Goodness?

Here is a quote from the film Chocolat that I wanted to share, along with photos of some lovely enticements.

At the end of the film Père Henri delivers the following short comments as his sermon during the Easter Sunday mass, after a Lenten season that turned his village upside down:
I'm not sure what the theme of my homily today ought to be. Do I want to speak of the miracle of Our Lord's divine transformation? Not really, no. I don't want to talk about His divinity. I'd rather talk about His humanity. I mean, you know, how He lived His life, here on Earth. His kindness, His tolerance. Listen, here's what I think. I think that we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do. By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.
Lovely words to live by.

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