Monday, July 12, 2010

A plea to our Bishops - The Vortex

The more I read and listen to lately I am convinced that our Bishops do  indeed have one of the most difficult "jobs" in the world.  Shepard the souls that belong to the Lord - quite the task.  Like biological fathers, they are responsible for what is entrusted to them.  They have much on their plates.  We may wonder why they are soooooooooooooooooooooo silent regarding matters of Faith and Morals nowadays, and I can only offer one of MANY possibilities.  The laity not praying enough for their courage, fortitude, sincerity, peace, and on and on and on.  Surely they need to be held accountable for their deafening silence on soooooooooooooooooooooo many issues that have cause scandal, hurt, damage - both physically and mentally to countless numbers, to the state of the Catholic Church in America.  However, before we head hunt the Bishops we must pray for them so as to be as Christ like as possible when we set out to call them to be worthy of their Office.  Thanks to my wife for pointing out to me that you can't just complain about things without having even more time in prayer for the folks you have in mind.  Don't misunderstand me, I have no problem calling a spade a spade - we are, after all,  a "justified by works, no just faith" kinda people.  We can't just sit around, hold hands, sing a Haugen tune and hope all will clear itself up.  We must act.  We must hold others accountable to Truth.  We must not cower, hoping others will do something.  But first we must check ourselves, motives, and dirty laundry.  By all means call our Bishops to greatness and holiness, but first, pray for them.  Everyday.  Sacrifice.  Pray some more.  Sacrifice.  Pray some more.  Then act.

P.S.    A BIG thank you to the Bishops who take the devil head on everyday.  God Bless you, we are behind you.

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