Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Abuse Scandal in Europe

I am as deeply disturbed about the recent news from Germany as everyone else right now. I want to point out the old phrase, "Hate the SIN not the SINNER." I am very disappointed in the priest from Germany as well as many other priests from around the world who have put the Holy office of the presbyter to shame, but I have faith. I have faith that God will bring something good out of these sinful actions. Many people are leaving the Church due to these recent and past abuses. They have no faith. No true faith. If you had true faith and knew Christ as I and many other people know him, you would only pray harder for these people. You would relize that the actions of a few priests do not constitute that the whole Church is sinful. There are always rotten apples in a bunch.The actions of these MEN are sinful indeed, but they do not reflect the Church. We often hold priests up to something they are not. These men are just like us. They struggle with temptations and sins as much as we do. Sometimes they struggle even more as the devil HATES God's sacred ministers. How many of you have sinned? Sex before marriage? Pornography? Unfaithfulness? Lust? Theft? You have. Dont lie and say you haven't. We all have. Every single one of us. You are no better than any of these priests. It is only by the mercy and love of God that we are washed clean and forgiven of these sins. It is only through the blood of Christ that we are made worthy. I ask all people to pray hard for these priests and all the other GOOD priests around the world who must struggle to regain the faithful's trust.

"Jesus said,"If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."" -John 8:7