Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Well Said: Christ and Cultural Catholics

Jesus Christ did not come to suffer and die so that he could make "cultural Catholics."
Archbishop José Gomez, Los Angeles
That's gotta sting.

And it is meant to. I know a surprising number of people who say they are Catholic but never observe their faith. Being Catholic isn't like being Italian, it follows you wherever you go. Cultural Catholics are the lukewarm of their faith, not caring enough to cast off the "Catholic label" or to live it.

And we know how God feels about being lukewarm.
So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Revelation 3:16
Whoever has ears ought to hear ...

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