Friday, April 4, 2008

Last night I was checking out some of the apologist forums around the web and noticed something that I'm sure is not surprise to anyone. We as Christians need to do a much better job of being Christ-like to one another.

I understand especially being a novice apologist myself that people want to share their points of view, but we must always remember to share it with love and kindness. It's kind of like when you have kids and you are always careful about what you say and how you say it around them. It's the same thing for these Internet forums and blogs, you never know who is reading them and who you might be bringing to Jesus or more importantly who you might be pushing away with your harsh words. Remember the words of St. Theresa of Avila:

Christ has no body now on earth by yours;
no hands but yours no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ must look out
on the world.

Yours are the feet which he is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless his people.

I think it's important and one of the particular reasons I started this blog, we may not agree on everything but we all love Christ. Also, I believe it's important to always want to learn about other people and their beliefs, even if you don't agree with them. For non-Catholics I believe it's important to really know what the Church teaches and not some caricature that the world has shown you. For us Catholics we must always remember to be charitable to everyone weather they are inclined to see the truth of the Catholic Faith or not.

In closing I'm ok with anyone who doesn't agree with the Catholic Faith as long as they understand completely what they don't agree with.

Peace and God Bless...