THE OFFENSIVE CHRIST
I've run into the same kind of mindset arround here. I got jumped for daring to use the term sinners. Iwas told it is a negative 7 thus not to be used. Never mind what jesus said as pointed out by Voris. Or what the Catechism says about the need for us to admit we are sinners.
That speech by Mr. Voris is worthy of Chesterton, and reminiscent of some things GK wrote in "Orthodoxy" and "The Everlasting Man." Go, Mr. Voris! Thank you!
If the Truth as proclaimed by our Lord Jesus Christ hurts, so be it. It is a good thing for us to spread his words as far and wide as possible and evangelize to the people, the sinners of the world. If they don't hear the truth from us, or people like us, who will they hear it from? Surely not the heretics and secularists out there.
Pruning is painful. But better to be pruned in this life, than uprooted in the next.
As St Augustine said, "If offence is caused by the truth, better that the offence is caused, than that the truth be hidden."
Thanks, bloggers, for dropping in to comment.Left Footer: Your quotation of Augustine is very relevant to me on this very day... a family related thing that just happened. Without sounding too crazy, I think your comment was divinely inspired. Many thanks.P.S. I think my next article (just posted minutes ago) might also cause offence :)