All earthly roads may lead to Rome, but only liturgical roads lead to heaven. A society centered on the self is inherently miserable and ultimately doomed. There is no street in the earthly city that can lead to a redeeming destination. In the end there is only the profane core, rendering all the boulevards and bridges around it worthless.
How this image contrasts with that of St. Augustine’s City of God, where the Lord is at the center, and where Scripture, prayer, saintly example, and divine inspiration form the streets that lead us to him. City planner William Shaeffer—one of Adoremus’s Australian contributors—explains in his July 2022 Adoremus article, “Liturgy at the Intersection of Humanity and Divinity: Why There Are No Box Stores (Only Beauty) in the City of God,” on how the liturgy leads us earthlings back to the Heavenly City. He discusses this pilgrimage with host Jesse Weiler in this month’s Adoremus interview: Liturgy at the Intersection of Humanity and Divinity
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