Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A cheeky aside

Patience is a virtue

To be Christ-like, yet reject those who actively try to be like Christ?

We as Christians are called to be like Christ. What does it look like to be like Christ? Self-sacrifice, loss of family and friends, renunciation of the world, being grounded in the Will and desires of the Father more than any other thing; a fostering of a multitude of virtues.

Could there be a lifestyle that would embody this likeness of Christ? We could say we find it in the life of priests, sisters, monks, nuns, and brothers.

If we are called to be like Christ, and to embrace Him, as the Son of God and the Son of Man ... why do we find a rejection of those who endeavor to live like Him?

In fewer words, why among even devout Catholics, is there such a distancing from those with a vocation?

** Thursday Edit**

Hidden One, I think you hit the nail on the head. Many people say "Lord bring us more vocations, but not my son or daughter!" It's guilt-tripping us for actually "daring" to listen to the Lord. Heck, I don't want to be one of those Christians, who say they love God and give their life to Him, but don't. I don't want to have to learn what that means on Judgment Day! Already we know that the Lord will be disgusted by those who are complacent (ie, Revelation's passage that says He will spit out the complacent like cold soup); what will be His reaction to those who truly are hipocrites (spelling?) ?