Paul was arguably the greatest Evangelist in the history of the church. And certainly, the most prolific New Testament writer. Then how could he also seem to be battling personal sin?
Charity can be equated to agape’ love. This kind of love is aid and comfort given to someone without qualification. Churches often fall short of this because as individuals they expect to receive appreciation. But that would be qualifying the nature of the recipient.
Besides wanting to call on God, we’ve already made a visible expression of wanting to follow Christ. As we have been raised to a new life in Baptism; we should seek out those things that are pure and represent the purity or holiness of God and Jesus.
To say a church is Pro-Life doesn’t answer the question “what do they do”? is the congregation willing to sacrifice to get sinners on the right track in life?
“Who am I” is an elementary question everyone has to answer. But have you ever asked this question of yourself? Do you like who you see in the mirror?
I suggest that this is the only avenue to the continued success of the American Experiment. Otherwise that’s all that we would have ever been.
Tolerance is the rule of the day. And anything goes including intolerance of other opinions. In reality tolerance leads to intolerance.