HOLY WIND VS. WIND BAG

I guess this story is a few years old but it’s great. I found mention of it on Touchstone’s blog Mere Comments. You can find the whole story on the Catholic World News website here. Here’s the good part.

That evening Pope John Paul II attended a much-publicized concert by– among others– the American folk-rock legend Bob Dylan. After Dylan’s rendition of his most famous ballad, “Blowin’ in the Wind,” the Pope was ready with an answer. “How many roads must a man walk down?” the song’s lyrics ask. “One!” the Holy Father replied. “There is only one way for man, and that is Christ, who said, ‘I am the way.’ It is he who is the way to truth, the way to life.”

Continuing to pick up on Dylan’s lyrics, the Pope continued: “The answer to the questions of your life is blowing in the wind; that’s true. But this is not the wind that disperses everything into the nothingness; but the wind which breathes the voice of the Spirit, saying: ‘Come!’

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