March 26, 2007

The Christian is Never Scandalized

Our pastor quoted the great Blessed Claude de la Colombiere yesterday at Mass in reference to the gospel reading about Jesus and the woman accused of committing adultery.

He quoted Blessed Claude's aphorism: "the Christian is never scandalized." This is due to the recognition that we're all walking on the precipice of sin and disaster and it's the mercy of God that rescues and extricates us. Monsignor said that we lack Christian maturity to the extent we are scandalized. I think the Church scandals and the MacFarlane case have to some extent served as a goad toward my own maturity since I was certainly scandalized.

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