Jesus Christ is risen, ALLELUIA
Acts 4:32-37 The community of believers was of one heart and mind
We have scandal, in the church. We are a church of sinners, and there has been scandal before. We are decreasing in number, we are seen as irrelevant, and our teachings are mocked by some who claim to be Catholic. There is an answer, and it is the same answer as in the early church - "The community of believers was of ONE HEART AND MIND".
We have The Truth. In fact we are the only church which has the full Truth, so Truth is really not the issue. The issue is that we are NOT a community of believers who are of ONE HEART AND MIND. We have placed ourselves in front of God. We are choosing what to believe and what Truth really means. The answer for our current scandal, our current decline and our current lukewarmness is to once again become a community of believers of ONE HEART AND MIND. We must remember: YOU are GOD, i am not. Let us pray and fast. Pray at Mass, Pray at Adoration, Pray at work/school/recreation, and Pray at home, that we return to being a community of believers who is of ONE HEART AND MIND. Fast in reparation for our sin, and the sin of others, so that we return to being a community of believers who is of ONE HEART AND MIND.
St. Pius V, pray for us