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Monday, September 12, 2016

We Must Love the Church


I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
Amen.

I am a Roman Catholic.  I love the Church.

Devotion to the Church is more important than ever today in order to counter many errors, but perhaps especially the extremes of revolt and of moral relativism.

A rebellious spirit is very harmful to the Catholic Lady and is an attitude often encouraged by cynicism and excessive, displaced armchair philosophy.  Those radical groups who fringe the Church and justify their existence based on the hopelessness of the Church itself are intolerable and dangerous.  It is they who cultivate revolt and pride against God Himself and take upon themselves the judgement of the world.  Yet we are all nothing but the most fragile creature in the hands of the Almighty Creator!

Moral relativism is the opposite extreme within the Church and this error leads right out the door to heresy.  Moral relativists deny Truth and doctrine, then are hopelessly lost without absolutes.  It is reason and logic that bring us to God and we need objectivity so that we can know, love and serve Him in a concrete way.  God wrote the natural law on each of our hearts and made our human nature to seek after Him.  It is the greatest philosophers who have been led to the Church through human reasoning, which always lets in torrents of grace.

The Church is the rock in a valley of confusion and tears.  The Church has authority, infallibility and indefectibility and we have the assurance that "The gates of hell shall not prevail against Her" (Matt. 16:18).  How can we ask for more?  How can we not feel tremendous love in return for the love the omnipresent God has shown us by establishing such a shining beacon in His Church?  And who are we to either question His authority or deny His Truths?


WHAT DO YOU THINK?

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this excellent post. Keep the Faith!

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  2. Amen e Must Be Loyal and Faithful Every Day of Our Life.

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