Monday, June 12, 2017

I belong to Christ

For no one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there, namely, Jesus Christ ...

While there is jealousy and rivalry among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving in an ordinary human way?  Whenever someone says, “I belong to Paul,” and another, “I belong to Apollos,” are you not merely human? - 1 Corinthians 3

I have no control over what other people do or write or say, or what kind of accommodations they make with their consciences to make it through this earthly pilgrimage. I can't live their lives, and I can't tell them how to live their lives.

No matter what happens, what is said, what is done - the Church can never change her teachings. Christ is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I am Christ's and Christ is mine...
"Mine are the heavens and mine is the earth. Mine are the nations, the just are mine, and mine the sinners. The angels are mine, and the Mother of God, and all things are mine; and God Himself is mine and for me, because Christ is mine and all for me." - St. John of the Cross


  1. This steadfastness is what originally drove me crazy but eventually called me back. I wanted to do things my way but still be part of the Church. I wanted the Church to get with the times. I thought the Church should be a democracy. I thought change could come from the people within. But once I began to read and understand WHY the Church teaches what she does and I stopped resisting everything I saw that the Church was right. Are there teachings that are hard or that I don't particularly like? Of course! That's part of being human. There are times I chafe at having to be obedient but the problem is ME, not the Church. I could go on and on but I won't hijack your combox :)

  2. You can't hijack the combox. Thanks for the comment.

    The more we surrender, the more clear everything is. It seems so simple now.


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