October 11, 2012 at 11:47 Leave a comment


In the Gospel Story for the opening Mass of the Church’s Year of Faith (Matthew 28:16-20) Jesus tells his disciples to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” There are basically two commands from Jesus: love God and neighbor, treat others as you would have others treat you.

The Church has proclaimed the year beginning this weekend to be a Year of Faith, encouraging catholics to reach out to folks and invite them to join or return to the Roman Catholic Church.

There are some more thoughts on this at         Phrogge.com

There is a tremendous amount of good surrounding the Church. Among our core beliefs is Jesus’ promise to be with us always even till the end of time, and that he would send the Spirit to teach us everything he has commanded us. I firmly believe things are as they need to be, that the Spirit is guiding all of us in the Church, and that all of us on all sides are where we are so the Spirit can do her work, and the Jesus can walk with all of us and guide us as he has for so long a time. Our belief in these two things requires that we be open to the power of grace reaching out to us in every single one of us, and that we not put any restrictions on how we will accept grace.

 

 

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