Friday, October 11, 2013

What's the Problem with Catholics?

Fr. Denis Lemieux:

The transforming effect of the sacrament of baptism is a doctrine we have to, alas, take on faith much of the time. We see little of this effect in our communal church life. It’s not that Christians are any worse than the mass of humanity—we’re not—but really, we truly are supposed to be better.

We have the Holy Spirit of God living within us. We have Christ himself daily attending us to shape us, form us, teach us, and communicate his life to us so that we can live as Jesus lived and lives. All of this by the will and gracious love of God the Father. We really should be better than we are.