Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Synods and Such

Twitter and the blogosphere has been abuzz regarding the report released Monday by the participants of Synod on the Family. It was a gut-check for a lot of Catholics while others hailed the "revolutionary" language of the document regarding marriage, same-sex attraction and birth control.

Fr. Robert Barron posted one of the best responses to the document that I have seen. I appreciate his honest, historical perspective on what seems like a daunting synodal direction.

Let us continue to pray and fast for all those who are participating in the Synod. Dealing with crises is never easy- where it be the topics of Christology, salvation or what it means to be human. I think we would all like a tidy discussion on these matters with a swift, orthodox consensus. However, even from the beginning of Christianity, it has never been a tidy affair. From the beginning we see things like weakness, betrayal, deceit and cowardice. And I think if we are honest, we see those things in ourselves at times. We ALL need the grace of God who gives us every good thing.

Yet, in all of our "crooked lines", God makes a pathway. Let us continue to allow God to purify our motives and sentiments. May He embolden us to speak the truth with love, even when it's hard.

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