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?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Stick to the Word

Today’s first reading (2 Timothy 2:8-15) gives great reminders to all who discuss their faith, especially those in the blogosphere.

When we discuss matters of faith and religion, sometimes we get involved in controversies about relatively small matters (but seem “fun” on some weird level) and sometimes we shrink away from asserting the core truths of Christian faith (e.g., because of political correctness).

Saint Paul makes it clear regarding Christ and the word of God:

The word of God is not chained...

This saying is trustworthy:

If we have died with him
we shall also live with him;
if we persevere
we shall also reign with him.
But if we deny him
he will deny us.
If we are unfaithful
he remains faithful,
for he cannot deny himself.

Remind people of these things
and charge them before God
to stop disputing about words.
This serves no useful purpose
since it harms those who listen.

Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God,
a workman who causes no disgrace,
imparting the word of truth without deviation.