Sunday, June 11, 2006

Did He Challenge Them The Way Jesus Challenged?

Being with sinners and outcasts definitely is what Jesus did, but he brought them a life giving message that changed them forever--that seems to be what's missing here:

Ousted Newton priest cheered at gay pride service


``I told a friend of mine, about a month ago, that I was going to be here today, speaking at the gay pride interfaith service, and she said to me, `What's a Catholic priest doing at a gay pride service?' Cuenin said. ``My response was, `Why wouldn't a Catholic priest be here?' In the tradition of my own Christian faith, it seems to me, as I read it, that Jesus was always with those who were often the target of hatred and persecution."

5 comments:

  1. I think that priest quit reading before the part where Jesus, after hanging with everyone, says, "Go and sin no more."

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  2. The rights of all people must be defended, but respecting the person and condoning sinful actions are quite different. Jesus told the woman at the well that he did not condemn her, but to .."go and sin no more."
    Confronting the marchers with the reality of sin might make very, but he would be treating them with genuine Christian love.

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  3. That should be

    "Confronting the marchers...might make him very unpopular with them..."

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  4. It would be nice to know exactly what he said and with what intonations and not have it filtered through the eyes and ears of a reporter. The best reporters can't help but pick and choose what they want for their articles.

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  5. But remember, this is the same Biblically-illiterate crowd that reads "judge not lest ye be judged" as a blanket "don't tell me what to do" coverall for any and all objectionable actions.

    "Sin no more" is a phrase often forgotten.

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