Unjust Kings & Queens

“Culture – civilization – is the sum of our priestly successes, the evidence of the fulfillment of our vocation. The life of Adam – of every human being – is parks and plazas, and houses worthy of our priesthood; it is falling in love with the hinted garden in the world and lifting it into a paradise indeed. Though unjust kings and queens, we are royalty still though we have failed our priesthood, we remain priests forever. History has been our glory, and history has been our shame, but the shaping of creation into the City of God remains our obsession.” (Robert Farrar Capon, The Romance of the Word, 54-55)