The Light of the World

“There is a sort of porous membrane between Christian civilization and Christian religion. If Christianity makes a pact with the world instead of enlightening it, Christians are not being faithful to the essence of their faith. The lukewarmness of Christianity and of the Church causes the decline of civilization. Christianity is the light of the world. If Christianity no longer shines, it helps plunged humanity into darkness.” ~Robert Cardinal Sarah, from The Day Is Now Far Spent, pg. 206