Monday, June 25, 2007

Witness Without Compromise

Our Church needs to regain it's evangelistic spirit. With vigor and love we need to go out into the world and proclaim and witness to Jesus Christ and His saving grace. I am not the only one saying this either, the Pope agrees with me (see proof in the pic).

In an address on the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist, he spoke about how John was to herald Christ to the world. He said we should follow this example of John and bear "witness to the truth without compromise." But, he didn't stop there. He more emphatically stated that we should follow John's example in denouncing the "transgressions of God's commandments" even if those who we are denouncing are people in power.
Thus, when he accused Herod and Herodius of adultery, he paid for it with his life, sealing with martyrdom his service to Christ, who is the truth in person.
The Pope wishes that "the Church of our time know how to be ever faithful to Christ and testify with courage to his truth and his love for all."

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