You know, I used to bash Catholics for their behavior. I knew several who were “ethnically” RC, and had turned their back on it altogether. Frankly, the only place I’ve ever met committed RC’s is here and on CHN.
Now that I’ve said that, I can say similar to the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), the Southern Baptist Denomination…Heck, I can say that about ME!
Haven’t we all slipped? Haven’t we all faced days — weeks, or years? — where we didn’t want to think about Christ, let alone examine ourselves on a continuing basis and press on in His mercy?
It is a good thing that God ordained things so that it is pretty much always raining grace. I know that I couldn’t handle things if He weren’t that way.
I hear you, Victor, about anti-RC protestant denominations, and I say here, as I’ve written elsewhere — Following Christ is no place for sissies! Helping each other on the way is not just the least we can do, it is imperative. Disagreement is fine, as long as we remember that all of us need helping brothers and sisters, and that they will need us sometime, too. Why fight? Why quibble? I’m a Presbyterian deacon, and you know what I say? For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.