|Beautiful inside & out!|
I wanted to let her know of my appreciation for her witness that I posted the comment below in the relevant thread on the Holy Post. I post it again here to ensure that she (and others who do the same) might find it to be of encouragement in this difficult times for those who argue in defense of the Catholic faith and Church.
Dianne: You are so right! It is a road made hard by the sinfulness of clergy who both enabled and committed these heinous crimes. Yet we continue to believe in the truth the Church contains, soiled but not stained by human sin and continue to stay true to our course no matter how hard the journey becomes. Christ himself gives us the model to follow in his passion, death and subsequent resurrection. He continued through the entire paschal mystery not of his own desire, but in obedience to his Father and in reparation for our sins. If we are to find ourselves heaped under from the abuse and taunts of others, we know that we are securely walking in his footsteps. It is the place we are called to be if we too want to journey through death to eternal life. Yes?