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07/12/2004: "Daily Reflection on Scripture"

Today's reading struck me in regards to those who argue that we shouldn't have unrest in the Church. Christ came to bring peace, they'll say. But today, that's not what He says. Today He says that following him and bringing his message to the world will do anything but bring peace, it will bring hatred and distrust.

So should we be concerned with the 'controversy' or 'division' proclaiming the Truth will cause? I think today's readings suggest otherwise, particularly in the context of the first reading from Isaiah:

"Bring no more of your worthless offerings... cease doing evil; learn to do good. Make justics your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan's plea, defend the widow." (Isaiah 1:13,16-17)

In other words, showing up for Mass and taking communion are not enough. We must live the life of Christ every day and the Church should be willing to proclaim that Truth no matter what controversy it might cause.


Other blogs I read:
Jimmy Akin
Crowhill's blog
Amy Welborn's 'open book' blog
Secondhand Smoke-Wesley Smith
Envoy Encore
Dale Price's blog
Mark Shea (On sabatical)

The Church I participate in:
Official Vatican Site
US Conference of Bishops
Sacramento Diocese
SS Peter and Paul Parish

Good Catholic Websites:
NewAdvent-Encyclopedia, Bible, Etc.
Zenit Catholic News
EWTN: Catholic TV and radio
Mass times for US travelers

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