Saturday, December 22, 2007

From the La Salette Journey Archives...

"In the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "Conversion is accomplished in daily life by gestures of reconciliation, concern for the poor, the exercise and defense of justice and right, by the admission of faults to one's brethren, fraternal correction, revision of life, examination of conscience, spiritual direction, acceptance of suffering, endurance of persecution for the sake of righteousness. Taking up one's cross each day and following Jesus is the surest way of penance." (1435).

In other words, our transformation in Christ, our daily conversion, is made manifest by such gestures of reconciliation by which we demonstrate our commitment toward the theological virtue of charity "by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God" (CCC, 1822). "

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Anonymous said...

Paul, I really enjoyed this post again. At Christmas, we should be truly committed toward reconciliation. In fact, all year long we should be striving toward reconciliation. Sadly, some people are not committed toward reconciliation. This is why they attack others and promote evils such as abortion and anti-Catholicism. They prefer hatred instead of love, and lies instead of truth.

Anonymous said...

It is schizophrenic for anyone to say that they practice "hospitality" while at the same time promoting abortion with the excuse that it's a woman's "right" to choose. No one has a right to choose murder.

It can easily be seen that those who promote abortion, far from practicing hospitality, are committing the worst possible form of exclusion: the murder of an innocent human being. What could be more inhospitable?

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