May 05, 2011

Blog On!

Michael Voris gave a keynote to some of the Catholic bloggers in Rome for the beatification of JPII and the Vatican's blogging conference. His words are both sobering and heartening:

Any time we're approached about our faith, it is an opportunity to spread the Gospel. Any time the Church is attacked, we should be ready to defend Her (1 Peter 3:15) and to plant the seeds of Truth. That's all we can do, but it's also what we must do.

There are going to be trials. There may even be death. Jesus didn't say to sling your backpack over your shoulder and follow Him, right? (Luke 9:23) If we follow Him, we'll do it carrying a cross. If we walk that road, it will take us away from the mainstream. I often reread what G. K. Chesterton wrote in "The Defendant":
"The person who is really in revolt is the optimist, who generally lives and dies in a desperate and suicidal effort to persuade all the other people how good they are. It has been proved a hundred times over that if you really wish to enrage people and make them angry, even unto death, the right way to do it is to tell them that they are all the sons of God."

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