I’ve never seen the Catholic blogosphere so split but here’s something I believe we can all agree on. The world seems to be inching toward the brink of war.
The Catholic blogosphere is as diverse as the Church itself, with people who wrestle earnestly with issues both big and small, but who try always to be Catholic in their response to life and all the people living in it. We aren’t always successful. Being like any family, we have fights, we fail, we forgive, we pull away, we mess up. However only when we have our right and left hands together, can we be fully in prayer, fully seamless, fully the Universal Church we are all called to be.
Above all, we want this world which is God’s gift to all of us, to go on, allowing future generations to discover Christ both in the sacraments and in each other, in service and in prayer. That can only happen if the people here now, work for peace, both in our own hearts, and in the world. As part of the overly talkative patient wing of the hospital for sinners, who believe part of our vocation, is both to learn and educate about the Catholic faith, it is time we came together in prayer. In the core of each Catholic, I know there is more than a mustard seed of faith, waiting for us to ask. I also know, harder things require more than mere prayer and faith, but atonement, for some demons do not go out except by prayer and fasting. We have a world full of unrest even absent the current sabre rattling in North Korea, and we need to get to the work of being the Body of Christ to others. We can only do that by being deliberate in seeking grace. Who doesn’t want more genuine peace and grace in the friendships in their lives, both online and in real life?
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