DISPATCHES FROM FR. CHARITAS
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Though the words of Christ endure, those words are so often neglected. Christ said it this way, “Heaven and earth may pass away, but MY words will endure forever.”- Matthew 24:35 And yet so many of the words take back seat to the words of others in the public debate and in the arenas where electric preachers boldly make claims. So many of the words are troubling for they confound the lace doilies of theological constructs. So many of the words are set on the shelf for they are conflict with cultural values. Yet it was vow, a prophecy of Truth, that it would be His words that would endure, and in enduring take their proper prominence.
“Turn the other cheek” … how ridiculous to take those words seriously. “Share the little you have” … how absurd, how unrealistic. “Give what you have to the poor” … now that makes no sense in our competitive, self-interested world. Over and over … the words we claim sacred are hid away in that dusty trunk in the attic, the one labelled, “SAVE FOR A LATER TIME”.
We claim the Lord’s Promises for they serve as well … but the instruction and the commands, sit waiting to be lived and applied.
In His Service always,
Fr. Charitas de la Cruz