We are Called as Missionaries

We are Called as Missionaries December 15, 2016

Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by Kate Ter Haar, https://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/
Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by Kate Ter Haar, https://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/

We are all called to go out as missionaries and bring the message of God’s love to every person in every area of life.  Pope Francis

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5 responses to “We are Called as Missionaries”

  1. We can’t go out as missionaries without the Truth of Christ *FIRST*. If we have no message to give, if proselytizing is forbidden, evangelism is discouraged, if the very Sacraments themselves are no longer universal rules for how to live, no longer outward signs of the inward grace of Christ; then of what use is our mission? Exactly what are we missionaries *of* if not the Theology of Christ?

    Love is not enough. Even the pagans knew love. We know the Love that teaches us The Way of Life. We cannot compromise the Truth. Love based in Truth, Caritas In Veritate, is not easy and it isn’t politically correct. It is not nice- it is hard. Missionaries lead people to Truth that they would not know otherwise; but it must start with the Truth.

    I have become convinced that Jesuit Spirituality cannot lead to that Truth. The discernment of the Charitable Interpretation leads to cheap grace- grace so cheap that the teaching of the church cannot survive it.

  2. Pope Ted gallops into the sunset on his noble steed (his banner of righteousness flapping in the wind behind him). He takes down the Jesuit heretics deftly and with ease! No drop of sweat sullies his fair and aquiline face. Onward noble beast!” He cries, racing to his next assignment.

  3. Mercy requires Truth and Repentance. I see neither Truth nor Repentance, thus this is merely pardoning for the sake of being nice, a grace so cheap that it is worthless. There is good reason why Mark Shea is now considered a heterodox hack rather than an Orthodox writer, and this re-writing of history in an effort to make the Synod say something that the Synod rejected is a part of it.