Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The goodness and reasonableness of our God

MK's response to my "I Support Pope Benedict" post got me thinking. She suggests that we are now experiencing an unparalleled opportunity to reach out to those around us for the greater glory of God.
Do not hesitate to share your faith with an ex catholic or a lapsed catholic. Not to change them or be "right" but to just speak of the goodness, the reasonableness of our God. It's so important in the face of evil of Islam and in the face of our own evil. Catholicism is once again in the media and I think God can use this to His glory in some way.
We need to be bearers of Christ to the world right now. We need to show, by our actions, and our prayers, "the goodness, the reasonableness of our God." I know that "all things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose", as it says in Romans 8:28, but I think this moment in history is a unique opportunity for us to show God's love to the world.


Anonymous said...

We Catholics should show the world that our faith spread by peace and love, not by the sword as Islam did and does.
In the Roman Empire nobody cared for the poor and sick but the Christians. That is, among other things, what made the difference and skyrocketed the numbers of the faithful in a relatively short time.
Theophilus, Brazil

Staying in Balance said...

Exactly, Theophilus! I just posted about that very issue on September 8th of this year.

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