Thursday, 30 October 2014

               OUR            UNSTABLE         FAITH    

Due to our lack of guidance, especially from our churches at parish level, i believe that being left to our own devices we have become indifferent, opened ourselves to a very distorted view of Christianity.  As Catholics we cannot grasp any longer what is sinful and what is not.  Our whole attitude to God and His church, and i am putting this mildly, is sadly lacking in zeal, no commitment, no reverence, and only a mild form of love.  All that we hold sacred towards our salvation, from Christ’s days on earth, up to a hundred years ago, is rapidly being eroded.  The reason being for this, the church has to modernise itself to encompass the changing attitudes of modern society.       A society built on materialistic views and self preservation.  In other words, God and spiritual matters are no longer relevant.  For the many who still cling to true faith, unfortunately are being swamped by homilies that place social issues, poverty, health and self esteem at the expense of the welfare of the soul.  Never forget, all things of the body are temporary.  To cater for them as first choice your time will be wasted, as the body does not last and one day will crumble into dust. The soul on the other hand exists forever and must be our primary concern.  If we take as much interest in our faith as we do in worldly things, i pods, high tech games, alcohol and drugs, then maybe we can retrieve some of our lost dignity.  We appear to worry too much about the welfare of ourselves and our children that we forget to focus on our spiritual state.  This leads to a shrinking of our moral standards’.   By rejecting Gods way, we become isolated from each other, more self cantered.  This is very evident in all homes, where daughters and sons isolate themselves for many hours on their own with their gadgets.  This attitude contributes to the moral decline of our faith in parishes worldwide.  The church must strive to become the centre of parish life.  Failure to do so could lead to the collapse of our faith and the loss of many souls.  I have heard several times, you can love God even if you don’t go to mass.  :Perhaps: but i am curious as to the kind of love this represents.  Holy Mass is the centre of our faith.  It’s the greatest expression of our love and devotion to our God.  By our presence at mass we will come to recognise the great love and commitment our God has for us.  Yet there many other ways in which to love and serve our God e.g. pray the rosary, holy hours, be involved with charity groups, and live your daily lives as true Catholics.  Our faith in Jesus Christ needs to be nourished daily if it is to grow.  By attending mass, we witness the death of Christ, whose cross is firmly planted at the centre of mass, and we should plant our daily crosses, though smaller in statue, firmly besides His.  With Christ we offer our daily crosses to the praise, glory, and commitment to the will of our heavenly Father.  No greater act of love can surpass this action.  By doing this you will be assured of heaven

Christ Our Lord was born into the human family by becoming one of us.  During His lifetime He founded a new way of life for the betterment of humanity.  Given His status He has more of a right to be heard in this world.  More than the other rights groups such as, civil rights, gay rights, pro life, social issues etc, etc.  We can disagree with each other, but all should have the right to speak.  Many groups are supported by the pillars of society, governments, civil servants, news media, and law makers.  Sadly the most restricted of all seems to be those who support the views of Christianity.  Many of their symbols have been banned; many sections of their way of life have been outlawed.  It appears as if the world societies are anti Christian.  As Catholics we must not be silenced.  Our church leaders must pick up the mantle, fearlessly proclaim the catholic faith openly and vigorously, irrespective of the scabs and sores it carries.  Failure to do so may lead to , not a church controlled faith, but a faith controlled by the state.  Their reasoning message to the world, eat, drink, be merry, tomorrow we die, nothing else matters. 

THATS THE DOCTRINE OF MODERN LIFE.                                GOD   BLESS

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