Anniversary of the death of Mother Angelica
”We cannot live a full life without faith. Yes, we can get up in the morning and gulp down a bowl of cereal, drive to work in a daze, push a pencil for eitht hours and come home at night—and call that living. But without faith, we cannot really be alive. People who have no faith live in a void. They have a strange sense of emptiness in their lives. a vacuum, a thirst that can send them around the world—to the heights of life and to its depths—in search of anything that can fill that void. But nothing will.
It is hard to find the fulfillment that comes only from God in a culture that places so much emphasis on ‘self.’ And yet this is the environment most people find themselves in. Modern philosopers unabashedly advocate ‘self-fulfillment’ as not only the road to happiness but, in an odd way, an inalienable right. I find this especially sad because it leads so many away from faith in God.”