Yes, I think the repentence is the key thing, and I worry that the Pope is not emphasizing that. He seems to be saying (in effect) "Let's not focus on our disagreements (abortion, homosexual marriage, etc.) let's skip over those troublesome areas, and let us feed the poor, care for the sick, and express Christ's love for one another."
Sounds nice, I suppose. But the people who do not repent are not going to heaven -- and I would think that a good Christian would express more concern over that.
posted on 09/20/2013 5:04:40 AM PDT
(21st century. I'm not a fan.)
When one is in a position of spiritual leadership there is a great temptation to speak soothing words to win the admiration of the opposition. Too bad for us that the job of the church is to speak truth and truth always. If we are doing it right, our words scorch and discomfit those who are perishing. But to the saints those same words have the sweet savor of salvation.
Anything else is tickling itching ears.
posted on 09/20/2013 5:57:26 AM PDT
(It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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