Christ’s way is for the strong
Stole this quote from a comment over at Church Militant :
“We’re so worried about our image. We’re so concerned about human respect that we smother the Spirit. We don’t want to be considered fanatics, or too pious.
But the pious might not necessarily make it, because the pious are so often scandalized by the ridiculous. Christ’s way is for the strong, the gutsy.
In Our Lord’s time there were an enormous amount of good people but they did not accept Him because He was not comfortable! He did not easily fit into their way of life.
Jesus is giving you such an opportunity to be holy, holier than all the saints that have ever been, because the world is in such need of shining lives, beacons to see by.” — Mother Angelica
What an opportunity indeed. Pray for us Mother. All I have to do is be alone with my emotions for five minutes to realize without the power of the Holy Spirit in my life, I can’t even spell the words holy or gutsy.