Monday, December 13, 2010
A Waste of Time
Yesterday, Fr. Peters had a great post on his blog, titled "A Royal Waste of Time." In it, he rightly identifies the notion held by many that the Church must have some practical purpose in order to be worthwhile for people as false and deceptive. It is this false and deceptive notion that has led many to turn "Christ into a commodity and the Gospel into a marketing plan." Those who fall prey to this false and deceptive notion are always busying themselves with finding ways to make the Church more appealing to those who would otherwise have nothing to do with her. Jesus always loses in this approach. At best, He becomes nothing more than a mere example to follow; at worst, He becomes completely irrelevant. Those who go out of their way to create "a Church for people who don't like Church" almost always simultaneously offer "a Jesus for people who don't believe they need Jesus." So very sad, that.