"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

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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