Anyone who is so “progressive”as not to remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God; whoever remains in the teaching has the Father and the Son.
2 John 9 (New American Bible)
I read this in the Office of Readings recently and I couldn’t help thinking of all the sinful things we Catholics can claim our faith compels us to do or to accept. Loving everyone doesn’t mean that we should no longer call a sin a sin. Care and concern are not the same as accepting all actions, right or wrong. Preserving the lives of innocent individuals is not partisan politics. Speaking out against a sin doesn’t mean that we hate the people who commit that sin. It means we love them too much to let them think it’s okay.
Jesus wasn’t just a nice man who taught us nice lessons about being nice. He is and was the second Person of the Holy Trinity. He wants to bring us to live with him in Heaven for ever. He loves us so much that he can’t stand to see us choose sin over him.
Here’s hoping that having a special feature for a certain day of the week will get me back on the blogging track.