14 July 2014

Our Charge in Times of Confusion

[1] I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom: [2] Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine. [3] For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: [4] And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. [5] But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober. [6] For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand. [7] I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. [8] As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming.

-- 2 Timothy 4: 1-8

The above is the Epistle for today's Feast of St. Bonaventure. I decided to post this today at the first opportunity, as a way of dealing with the latest incident of press fun surrounding His Holiness. After all, what can we do but remain steadfast, in truth and charity?

Or as one priest I know would phrase it, "to man our trench"?

Then I read this, and wanted to link that here, too. Says it pretty well, I think, about my own experience on the blog front lately.

Oremus pro invicem!





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