Tolerating Ourselves Right Into Hell
Wake up people! We are on our way to hell! Tolerance has become the word of the century. Lest we be accused of being intolerant, we stay silent on the most obnoxious topics. There is an all out war raging against what is good, right, and just. Yet we sit in our pews weekly (weakly) and listen to the Word, but the word has been weakened by tolerance. Lest we offend some self-proclaimed special interest group, we seek to be the epitome of tolerance. Love of neighbor has been co-opted by tolerance. Instead of preaching the Gospel we give weak-kneed responses of love and platitudes. Not the love of the Bible, not the love of Jesus, but the love of today.
Love today means tolerating each manufactured sect. It means never having to say you’re sorry – because you have shown love in the form of tolerance. In the meantime our children are not being taught history. So how can they learn from it? Our children are not being taught sacrificial love. So how can they emulate it?
Our weakness is Satan’s strength. As he strives to ruin souls, we assist him by remaining tolerant. In our fear to offend and to show how loving we are, we fail to name the sin. In failing to name it, we all but eliminate a way to fight it. What medicine can cure a disease that has yet to be named?
So sinfulness goes answered and tolerance creates a false sense of peace. Yes, love is patient and love is kind. Yet love is also harsh. What parent wouldn’t shout loudly if a child were to quickly approach physical danger? Why then, do we struggle to do the same with spiritual danger?
No man is an island unto himself. We are not in this world alone. Everyone is our child, our family, our neighbor. We are called to love them all – even to our enemy. To do any less is to cooperate with evil. So why do we walk away when we see blatant sinfulness affecting those around us? Do we not have an obligation to name the sin and then fight against it? To illuminate it and shed light onto the darkness?
Prayer serves the largest purpose. Yet prayer alone is not enough. Prayer must lead to action. Prayer must nourish and strengthen resolve. We are tasked to be the Church Militant. Praying and staying silent is to do no tangible good.
Birgit I worry about you. You always seem so angry and upset. That isn’t good for your health. No one seems to do anything right according to your standards and I wonder if even you can live up to your own demands. Sometimes bloggers will take a negative stance on everything because they think that will get more readers than if they are happy or nice, and I hope that’s what is happening here, but you need to know that happy bloggers get more readers, faithful followers and long term subscribers. Please do consider taking a break to get your joy and serenity back.
Thank you for your concern, sincerely. I’m actually a very upbeat person, my life is surrounded by family and focused on God. What you are reading into my posts is my objection to those who do not follow the teachings of Jesus – they, in fact, preach the opposite. I am prepared to fight for Him and His Church even as I glory in His Salvation.
You appear to be a Troll Fake Name…..
No troll, just a regular Catholic. Beating people with anger and venom rarely changes hearts. Christ didn’t say, “Be ye angry and mean,” He said, “Be ye kind, one to another.” If Pope Francis says he can’t judge other people, what right does Birgit have to judge who is going to hell and who isn’t?
While only God has the authority to judge souls, we have the duty to share the Gospel and call out sinful behavior.
OoooRaaaah Brigit! A woman after my own heart. Make a lot of people angry myself in the local papers and on the internet!. That’s what we’re supposed to be, Salt and Light, Not Opium and Cannabis! Keep it up, God bless!
Thanks, David. If we don’t cause a few ripples, we have to wonder at our effectiveness. Mother Angelica said it best. “If you’re not a thorn in somebody’s side, you’re not doing Christianity right.”
That’s so different that St Francis who said, “Preach Christ everywhere, but only use words if you have to.” I would expect you to be first in line to take offense when someone insults you Birgit, or insult the Catholic Church. That kind of makes you a hypocrite. Why should they have to tolerate your ideals but you preach against tolerate theirs? Acid and judgmentalism are never salt and light.
Where exactly are the insults to the Church and to me? I am standing up for exactly what the Church teaches. Those who tolerate sin are doing no one a favor. They are actually helping sinners in turning away from God and thus endangering salvation.
Moral relativism is not something that will bring us closer to Christ. We can love each other but still call out the sin and help the sinner repent and reform. That is the best way to love your neighbor. Not turning a blind eye and saying “it’s ok” because it is easier than being honest and standing up to proclaim His word. Be brave, proclaim the Good News, love with a humble, tender, and just hand. Without Catholics willing to Courageously live the gospel, the line in the sand separating sin from righteousness becomes wide and blurry.
Great comment. Thank you for stopping by.