Why I Am a Catholic

Hans Urs Von Balthasar's very moving, very probing self-examination and confession of faith.

"And the saints are humble, that is to say, the mediocrity of the Church does not deter them from expressing once and for all their solidarity with her, knowing well that without her they could never find their way to God. To bypass Christ's Church with the idea of making their way to God on their own initiative would never occur to them. They do battle with the mediocrity of Christ's Church not by protesting but by enkindling and encouraging the better. The Church causes them pain, but they do not become embittered and stand aside to sulk. They form no dissident groups but cast their fire into the midst.


Your genuine saint never points to himself; he is no more than the reflection. It is the Master Flame that counts."

0 comments:

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails