Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Don't sell your birthright for a meal...

“See that ye all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ does the Father, and the presbytery as ye would the apostles; and reverence the deacons, as being the institution of God. Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop. […] Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude [of the people] also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. […] Whatsoever [the bishop] shall approve of, that is also pleasing to God, so that everything that is done may be secure and valid.” (St. Ignatius: Letter to the Smyrnaeans; Ch 8)


Don't sell your birthright for stats, ratings, donations, popularity, acceptance, approval, praise, any gain whatsoever.

Seriously. 

What good is it if a man gains the whole world, but loses his immortal soul?

What good is it if you have 4 million hits, a zillion friend/followers, or ten thousand readers a day?

What can we give in exchange for our soul?

Take no man for your example.

Priest, prophet, forage in a land they know not.

All have gone astray...

There is not a good man left.

"Let us not be conceited, provoking one another, envious of one another." - Galatians 5:26

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! Why don't you just call us all out, Eh?

    Good Post, sir, Good post.

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