“The culture of life means respect for nature and protection of God’s work of creation. In a special way, it means respect for human life from the first moment of conception until its natural end.”
— Blessed John Paul II, during the 1993 World Youth Day
Love informs, corrects and purifies knowledge, but knowledge without love inflates. Jesus tells us that if we know him, we have known the Father… (Jn 14: 7-11).
Once Gnosticism exalted knowledge over love, ideas over intimate union with God, the ruinous harvest was close behind—inflated, narrow arrogance, naively prone to believe the most bizarre fantasies about the divinity or the “divine plemora,” with little room left for Christian charity and sincere love for others…
Are people free from gnostic tendencies today?