Gnosticism 9 Oct 2019
A few words on
enemies of holiness, as our Pope states in the chapters 35-46 on gnosticism. In principle the danger of this way of thinking is that knowledge and personal experience dominate over God's choice, and often with little space for charity.
Rejoice and be Glad (Gaudete et Exsultate)
42. Nor can we claim to say where God is not, because God is mysteriously present in the life of every person, in a way that he himself chooses, and we cannot exclude this by our presumed certainties. Even when someone's life appears completely wrecked, even when we see it devastated by vices or addictions, God is present there. If we let ourselves be guided by the Spirit rather than our own preconceptions, we can and must try to find the Lord in every human life. This is part of the mystery that a gnostic mentality cannot accept, since it is beyond its control.
Gnosticism versus healthy Catholic