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Monday, June 24, 2013

Faith and effects of good and bad reading

I'd recently heard a podcast from Audio Sancto of the same title ass above, and I was struck by how subtle indeed is the damage that can result from the exaggeration of the ills of the Church in what we read. I liken it to the imbalance in what we appreciate in our children. If all we appreciate and mull continuously are their mistakes and faults, as I frquently do (mea culpa), then we would miss the greater half, the marvels of their being and promise for the future. Perspective is what we need, and it can be hard to find when one is a pessimist, always on edge and ready to see woes and hard-pressed to see the wonders that are there to see. Blessed are the humble who do not live by expectations!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

One in Christ

"You are, all of you, sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. All baptised in Christ, you have all clothed yourselves in Christ, and there are no more distinctions between Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female, but all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Merely by belonging to Christ you are the posterity of Abraham, the heirs he was promised." (Gal 3:26-29) May all Christians be truly so Christ-centered, with a clarity as to who Jesus Christ is, the Son of God, that what divides us will be as nothing to what unites us in the one baptism that calls us to live as sons and daughters of the one God Most High under his one family, one Church!