Reblogging this as it expresses sentiments I have felt during my years of spiritual wandering and still feel not that I came back “home”.
Molma Indigo • Spiritual Activist
So I have had a longstanding, tumultuous love affair with the Catholic Church. I hate her and I love her, so please indulge me as I wax about her momentous day today. 2 Popes being canonized while 2 Popes are still living…historical at the very least. I can’t help but think there is more at work here too, something way beyond a PR stunt by the Church (which is not beyond them by the way). One of my favorite priests, Father Robert Barron, captured a bit of the essence of the day – only the Church can elicit the deep sentiments that are emanated today- and emanated is an apt word here I think. She manages to draw into herself all the devotion of 1.2 Billion Catholics worldwide and have them love her with all her warts and shortcomings, all her stodginess and all her scandals. They stay with her…
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I love the Church for all that she tries to be, for all that Christ intended her to be. But the Church as institution is very human and can be very wrong, as we all know. As the humans in the Church we are called by Christ to work together to be the body of Christ in the world. It is the Church as represented by individuals living out the mission of Christ who truly bring the light and love of God to the people of the world.
Thank you for sharing. Your statement has given me a lot to reflect on.