Do you not think it is time that through "good will", prayer and using the sacraments we lifted ourselves up spiritually into a level of holiness and sanctity we have not known before???
Why should we you ask? Well if we can raise up our spiritual life God does not have to bend over us quite so low. Did he not get a terrible back sprain when He carried the Cross for us and for our sins? Should we make Him hurt once again in His Spirit? Too many of us, encouraged by the Churchmen are minimal in our practice of faith and even sorry to say spiteful and false towards those who we should love like God loves us. What is the point of this thread? Well I was shocked as usual at a pot luck dinner this week, organized to wish a priest well who was assuming the spiritual guidance of another parish. The same folks who were critical to the point of spite smiled and praised him. Even as we were cleaning up one of the holy stalwarts said, "Why should I do anything for him, he has done nothing for me?"
What a pity a chance to make amends on all sides slipped away in a lack of charity once again.