The local church cannot evangelize, proclaiming the gospel of love, if it is not itself a community of love.
Like running into a brick wall. Just occasionally reading can be like that. Something stops us dead in our tracks and leaves us wondering: a) Why didn’t I see this coming? b) How did I end up on this path, where this person’s opinion comes as such a shock? c) What do I do now? Climb carefully over the wall, … Read More
Problems in the world around us should cause the Church to come to a greater understanding of its own mission. Chris Castaldo quotes Rodney Stark on the early Christians in Antioch: [Antioch was] a city filled with misery, danger, fear, despair, and hatred. A city where the average family lived a squalid life in filthy and cramped quarters, where at least … Read More