The Tower of Babel

Posted February 17, 2017 3:02 pm by admin

Today, in the liturgical readings for Mass, we read the mysterious and anthropomorphic story of the Tower of Babel, when God foiled Man’s attempt to build a structure all the way to heaven, by diversifying their languages.  Pope Benedict back in this homily from 2012 understood the story in its spiritual dimension, the solution to which was the spiritual, unifying power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.  In other words, it is the Church that unites, and sin which divides.  In heaven there is cosmos and truth, in hell, chaos and falsity.    
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