Why Stick with the Church? – Yves Congar, O.P.

“The Church has been a… peaceable place for my faith and my prayer.  And why not?… Assuredly, there is a lot of narrow-mindedness and immaturity, many botched works in the Church.  We see too in many spheres how unprepared the Church is to offer answers to the true questions posed by men.  But all that, as heavy a burden as it may be for us has been, and is, the hearth of my soul; the mother of my spiritual being.  She to bear, is of no importance when it is balanced against what I can find and actually do find in the Church.  The Church offers me the possibility of living with the saints: and when did she prevent me from living a Christian life?”

– Yves Congar in “Blessed is the Peace of my Church“, trans. by Salvador Attanasio as quoted by Robert McClory in “Faithful dissenters: Stories of men and women who loved and changed the Church 

About julesphilip
a teacher who is still in the process of discerning whether he'll stay in this way of life, answer a lifelong call to become a diocesan priest, or take on the responsibility of being a steward of his parents' legacy. may his experiences assist him in making a decision for the greater love for God.

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