Godfather III; retold in a sermon by Daniel T. Has
Keywords: Christendom, heart, hardness
There's a great scene in the movie The Godfather Part III. Michael Corleone, the Godfather, visits Cardinal Lamberto to tell him the bad news that a business deal involving the Vatican Bank had gone bad. The bank is run by an Archbishop and a group of Catholic businessmen. The Cardinal listens to the Godfather, then says and does something quite surprising. He picks up a stone and says, "Look at this stone. It has been lying in water for a very long time. The water has not penetrated it." Then the Cardinal smashes the stone, "Look, perfectly dry. The same thing has happened to men in Europe. They have been surrounded by Christianity for centuries but Christ does not live in their hearts."