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Showing posts from February, 2017

A Challenge for Christians

Before entering into the current article I would like to point out an error, a typo, in my last blog entry. it has been corrected. The first line should say 2007, not 2017.  Some of you thought that I was currently suffering from cancer. Thankfully that is 10 years in  the past.

G.K. Chesterton in his book What's Wrong with the World? made thestatement, "Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and not tried."

I thought of these words when I reflected on today's Gospel passage from Matthew 5:38-48.  This is the section where we are told things like "turn the other cheek", and "love your enemies and pray for your persecutors."  When is the last time that you or I tried out those practices?  In so many ways Chesterton was right.  Yes, there have been shining examples to the contrary.  I think of St. Francis of Assisi, among others, who truly lived the Gospel, but the great majority of us have a long way to go.