The Coming Catholic Renewal and the Tree of Gondor
A senior priest friend said to me last week, “I told the bishop we’re in a sixteenth century situation.”
I replied, “Yup, Every 500 years a painful purgation and then a renewal.”
It reminded me of the Tree of Gondor–the old kingdom was dead. The corrupt steward held the place of the rightful king. Then at the darkest hour, when the city seemed certain to fall to the marauding hordes of Mordor, the tree that seemed dead began to bud and flower again.
So it seems in the Catholic Church. In the midst of our long defeat, new buds will burst forth.