3 March 2013

March 3, 2013 at 17:03 Leave a comment

In today’s Gospel Story (Luke 13:1-9) the people think that those who have experienced tragedy are being punished for their sins. Similar attitudes abound today, especially among folks who viciously judge and condemn any who do not share their viewpoints on whatever, or who do not toe the “official” church party line. Jesus tells them they are wrong, and reminds them to repent, to stop judging others, or they will find hard times.

More on this at     phrogge.com

At his final public audience Benedict XVI said: “Loving the church also means having the courage to make tough choices, suffering, having always before you the good of the church and not yourself”. While he was speaking of his own choice to retire from the papacy, these words also offer both insight and encouragement to many others in the church who have made and are making very difficult decisions. In a tweet around Christmas he also said: the way to live the Year of Faith in our daily life is “by speaking with Jesus in prayer, listening to what he tells you in the Gospel and looking for him in those in need.” Both of these statements offer encouragement to folks who feel a call to address what they perceive as inadequacies in the current church institutional system.


Entry filed under: Catholic, Church Leadership, Cleveland Diocese, Current Church, Disobedient priests, Forbidden topics, Gospel thoughts, Priest.

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