Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church

Perhaps It’s an Explanation

January 25th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

I was considering why people feel the need to form fringe groups and schismatic faith communities. In response, I found a quote from G.K. Chesterton.

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”

You know you’re on the right path when it’s difficult. Ever notice how the parishes that preach sin and the like never want for parishioners? But when you preach about how everyone’s a child of God (which I’m not denying), and how everyone’s loved by Brother Jesus, and you strip away the “why” and “how” aspects, these parishes fail.

And of course there are numerous parishes of apathy, avoiding “the Church wars.” Regarding war, in general, Chesterton also declared, “How quickly revolutions grow old; and, worse still, respectable.” How true, sir. How true.

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