Tolerating Ourselves Right Into Hell

tolerance, hell

Birgit J

Birgit Jones is a ‘slightly 60,’ passionately pro-life, cradle Catholic. She and her Catholic convert husband, Rick, have been married for 40+ years. Frequent visits from their four adult children and 9 living grandchildren eliminate any fear of an empty nest. Birgit can also be found on Catholic Stand and her Facebook fan page Designs by Birgit.

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11 Responses

  1. Faak Naam says:

    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.

    • Birgit J says:

      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.

    • David Lord says:

      You appear to be a Troll Fake Name…..

      • Faak Naam says:

        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?

  2. David Lord says:

    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!

    • Birgit J says:

      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.”

      • Faak Naam says:

        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.

        • Birgit J says:

          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.

  3. DeniseUSF says:

    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.

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