The Missionary Church
“So, they set off to preach repentance.” There are many
strange contradictions in our world today. One of them is
that so many of us have lost a sense of sin and yet the power
of evil was never so obvious. Maybe this is a reaction to the
past where sin seemed to be in everything. One of the major
sins for most of us is in settling for so little when so much is
on offer. This happens when a couple settles for mediocrity
rather than a sense of adventure in their marriage; when a
family settles for coexistence rather than love; when a parish
settles for duty rather than building a real faith community.
We may not be able to do a lot about the general evil that is
in the world. We can do a lot about our own setting of limits
and this in turn will affect the world we live in.
Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.