Our Father In Heaven

Thursday, 01 Jul 1993

We have followed the world into an insane obsession with the banal, the trivial, the here-and-now immediacy of "felt needs," without stopping to raise our eyes to heaven.
In his classic, The Odyssey, Homer's hero, Odysseus, must make his journey home past the isle of the Sirens. Hypnotizing sailors with their irresistible melodies, the Sirens drew the unsuspecting into destruction. Those sailors who thought they were up to the challenge soon discovered that they did not possess the powers of resistance required. Knowing this, Odysseus had his crew tie him to the mast of the ship and seal their own ears with wax. In so doing, the ship passed the isle safely and resisted the Sirens' song, to advance to the next stage in ...

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