Sunday, October 25, 2015

BISHOP ROBERT BARRON MAKES SENSE! ALL ARE WELCOME IN THE CHURCH, NOT ON THEIR TERMS BUT ON CHRIST'S TERMS

If the Church is the baptized people of God, the term to be a welcoming Church must not be interpreted as a social organization would interpret the word. As the Church WE welcome God; we welcome God's grace; we welcome God's word; we welcome God's transforming love; we welcome all the sacraments; we welcome forgiveness in the Sacrament of Confession; we welcome God's power to save us by enabling us to be conformed to Him.

If we denigrate the religious meaning of welcome and turn it into a horizontal trap, we miss the richness of the word!


1 comment:

Gene said...

So, we knew this already. I notice the Pope took a parting shot at conservative Bishops, calling them hard-hearted and judgemental. The message has already been sent. The Church is to lighten up on perverts, adulterers, and sin generally. The Left has found a new weapon with which to continue the destruction of the Church...discernment. Anybody who does not see what is coming is in total denial. In fact, I believe we can apply Calvin's TULIP acrostic to many in the Church:

Total Denial
Unconditional Stupidity
Limited Understanding
Irresistable Gullibility
Perseverance of Ignorance