dotMagis blogger Tim Muldoon has been writing an excellent weekly column at the website Patheos, which is devoted to “a global dialogue about religion and spirituality.” It’s full of interesting stuff.
This week Tim writes about the royal wedding and the beatification of Pope John Paul II, concluding thusly:
In our information age, noble ideas are hard to find. The past week, while characterized by attention to these hopeful stories, has also created conversations about the shadow side of these stories. The history of Prince William’s family is not a perfect one, nor is the history of Britain without stain. There are many who love John Paul II, but there are also many who criticize the fact that the crisis of sexual abuse was unchecked during his watch. In both stories, then, we can see something of the paradox that characterizes the human condition: we have an appetite for hope, yet find ourselves chewing on tainted food. Perhaps the appetite itself is a clue to why nothing in the world can ultimately satisfy the human heart, and why by God’s grace we find ourselves restless until we rest in God.