Saturday, January 21, 2017
DO CHRSITIANS, ESPECIALLY THEIR BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND MINISTERS, HAVE TO DRAG JESUS CHRIST INTO THEIR PRAYERS AT INTERFAITH OR NO FAITH GATHERINGS?
Shouldn't Christians let go of the Holy Name of Christ in Interfaith and no-faith services so as not to offend anyone who may not pray through Christ our Lord?
My own feeling is that if I am asked to give a prayer in an ecumenical or interfaith service, that I would be respected as a Catholic priest who represents the Catholic Church and Jesus Christ the sole mediator between God and man. I would not attend an interfaith service where Jesus Christ is disrespected or neutralized or religious differences are falsely neutralized.
I would expect a Jew to pray as a Jew does, a Muslim as a Muslim does and any other world religions to pray the way they pray. If I disagree with these kinds of prayers, then I would not go. But if all are respectful and respect the purpose of the prayer service, than so be it.