Feb 21, 2006

"Just the way we are"

We are all familiar with the refrain, "God loves us just the way we are." Sometimes people who are mired in certain sins, such as active homosexuals, say that to imply they can keep on sinning.

Of course, that does not stand up to analysis. Does God love racists "just the way they are?"

So it was great when a friend repeated the refrain, only with a major qualifier:

"God loves us just the way we are -- but too much to leave us that way."

May we all see and admit our sins, get to Confession, and receive God's forgiveness and the graces to avoid sin and practice virtue. Hmmm...Lent is a good time for that.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I am familiar with the rest of that line. OUr poor pastor told us recently that if we are baptized and come to church, we are doing ALL that is expected of us. The idea of holiness is foreign to nearly all 'american catholic'. Well, I should rephrase because Father said that all we do is holy so I mean the true path of holiness that is narrow and few it is to find it. But the parishes in this country very seldom give directions is my thought and we are left in lukewarmness at best.

Ave Maria!

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Alice said...

yeh, we are so holy, it is like we can practically offer ourselves up in Holy Communion- a heresy of course but it is getting damn near to this. There was a song that was sung for communion once, instead of praising God it praised the congregation- "Holy are we" "Blessed are we." What a load of crap.

5:20 PM  

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