Seven months into this pandemic, we must begin to reflect on whether we have ever taken mortal sin as seriously as we have taken this earthly virus.
Imagine a world where Catholics are known as “those guys.” Those folks who are giving, joyful, compassionate, and loving. Those who tip graciously, speak kindly, act honesty, and get to know the poor. Those who listen. Those whose faith penetrates their lives and the lives of others. Those who really care and love and cry and walk beside those who have no one else to walk with them. Wherever they are. Wherever they’re at. Imagine that kind of world.
The Catholic life is a unity of reason, truth, faith, and morals. It’s a beautiful, challenging, transcendent life. It’s a life of which people are in desperate need of today.
Diet, so I’ve heard countless times, is more important than exercise. While we need mental prayer to tone ourselves and strengthen our resolve, we have to feed ourselves a balanced diet of the Word of God and put it into practice, so we absorb and retain all its nutrients.
Bearing witness to Christ and his Church is the primary mission of the Christian disciple. Pope St. John Paul II noted that intentional and regular participation in the salvific mission of Christ constitutes the deepest level of conversion in a person.