They’ll Know We are Christians

They’ll know we are Christians by our love.

How tragic for us if that is not true.

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  • Ted Seeber

    I miss this kind of Christianity. I miss being liberal and believing that liberals could be good. In many ways I’m as damaged as Bill S. in this way.

    But that’s why I’m really pushing the charism of Charity in my Knights Council.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Ted, liberal and conservative are labels people have made and hang on one another. They are not of God. In fact, they are the antithesis of God because they weaken the body of believes into self-referencing insignificance and keep them from their mission of bringing the light of the Gospels to a dying world. Following Jesus means the “kind” of Christianity in this video as well as the calls for justice. People who worship their ideology cannot also worship Christ. There is no room the human heart for both a false god and the real God.

      If you miss it, that’s probably because the Holy Spirit is telling you something.

    • Bill S

      “In many ways I’m as damaged as Bill S. in this way.”

      I’m not damaged. I think this is what Christianity should be, not the judgmental finger waving force that it has become. Most Christians spend more time fighting gay marriage, contraception, etc. than doing anything positive.

      • Theodore Seeber

        I do so in self defense mainly; I have been broken by the hatred of the gay agenda and the pro-choicers.

  • http://fpb.livejournal.com/ Fabio P.Barbieri

    I still think there is something to that. A Christian society has a number of things that are stunted or absent in different cultures. We take hospitals and hospices for granted, for instance, but other cultures don’t, and they were unknown in the Roman and Greek world till the Christians invented them.

  • Rick

    I remember singing this song at school and at Mass in the late sixties. Our teachers were the Presentation Sisters from Dubuque. They wore habits, were traditional but they were wonderful women of service who where kind and generous with everyone.

  • Deacon Greg Kandra

    This song brings back memories from my youth.

    I get the increasing sense that our new Holy Father is calling us back to this kind of Christian love—reminding us, again and again, of what we are called to do and who we are called to be. Let’s pray that the great work God has begun in Pope Francis will continue!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I think you’re right Deacon. Thank you.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    I love that song. Frankly the values of that song are both Liberal and Conservative. The song expresses the love of helping people. Conservatives are not against helping the poor and the indigent. We believe (actually we know) that it’s counter productive for that help to go through government. Christ is in the touch of human contact, not a souless government agency.

  • pagansister

    Story from my Catholic school teaching—-took the kids to the zoo on a field trip. These were kindergarteners. During the year I had taught them that song. For whatever reason, as we were “herding” the kids (2 kindergarten classes went on this trip) out of the zoo and back on the bus, one kid started singing that song and the rest picked it up and sang. We were walking thru the zoo with a group of children singing at full force, “They Will Know We Are Christians “. Kind of cool.


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