A Penitent Blogger

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

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

What he knew and what he didn’t know

He knew Scripture.

He knew Jesus and proclaimed Him to the world.

But he did not know some very important things of the Faith.

Fortunately, people who possessed the fullness of the Faith took him aside and filled him in on the Truth.

Such was the case with Apollos in today’s first reading (Acts 18:23-28).

Such is the case very often today.

There are even highly-educated people who call themselves Catholic who do not really know or accept elements of the Faith.

They have excuses and sometimes specious arguments.

Sometimes they reject elements of the Faith to ingratiate themselves with others.

Sometimes they reject elements of the Faith to rationalize their own behavior.

God can use us as His instruments to help bring these people into the fullness of the Faith.

Of course, we need to be prudent and few (if any) of us a worthy [Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me – a sinner].

But as you and I seek continually to immerse ourselves more and more in the Faith, we need to be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit to reach out to others and bring them along in the gift of Faith with which we have been blessed.