Saturday, March 16, 2013

A radical Jesuit

(radix = root; Jesuit = of Jesus)

‎"When we journey without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not disciples of the Lord, we are worldly: we may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but not disciples of the Lord."

I have an intuition that this good Pope will not allow his priests or his people to substitute polemic for prayer, or ideology for the demands of basic charity. I think that good Pope Francis will teach us that it's not enough to stand up for orthodoxy in a debate, but we have to live our faith, in the everyday choices we make! And yes, we have to love our neighbour as ourself! That's Christianity 101, but how often we forget! (How often I forget!)