A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Saturday, October 20, 2007


In too many circles today, it is politically incorrect to acknowledge belief in Christ and too many of us consequently slink around in fear: not wanting to let people know that we believe in Jesus Christ as the only Savior and Lord.

The words of today’s Gospel (Luke 12:8-12) thus may strike us hard.

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I tell you,
everyone who acknowledges me before others
the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.
But whoever denies me before others
will be denied before the angels of God."

Of course, we should be prudent, especially in giving witness to our faith in the most effective ways possible rather than just spieling pious boilerplate indiscriminately.

We need to pray continually for the grace of discernment, that we may know when and how to speak.

When they take you before synagogues
and before rulers and authorities,
do not worry about how or what your defense will be
or about what you are to say.

For the Holy Spirit will teach you

at that moment
what you should say.