Thursday, 24 July 2014

Novena to St. Ignatius - Day Four - July 25, 2014 - TOTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE CHURCH

St. Ignatius regarded the Church as a mother even though during his time there were many abuses in the Church. He never considered himself an outsider, an armchair critic, but actively went about trying to reform the Church from within.

Many of us unfortunately are able to see only the negative, the black spot on the white wall, or the half empty bottle. We find it difficult to focus on the positive, the white wall or the half filled bottle when it comes to our assessment of the Church. We need to understand that we are all part of the Church, and while there will be abuses, we need to go about correcting them through constructive and positive criticism like Ignatius did.

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