The Intersection of Faith and Civic Duty
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Jesus calls upon His church to be salt and light in the generation in which we live.  Yet the Church today has meekly retreated back into first century caves and catacombs at the angry, hateful insistence of a godless few.  The Church of God has largely quit the field concerning American culture, society, and government, and surrendered these to Satan without a fight.

But God has not called us to a life of such introspection that we hide ourselves away and have no impact on the world!  Jesus said, “What good is salt if it has lost its flavor?  It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.” (Matthew 5:13)  Paul writes, “God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)  God calls us to make war against the powers of Satan that threaten to kill, steal, and destroy all that is good.  “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5) 

We cannot afford to remain silent, nor can we afford to be idle.  Moreover, our pastors, ministers and priests have an obligation to speak out to their own congregations, to encourage and exhort Christians to act responsibly, especially at such a critical moment in American history.  This Catholic priest has it right, and his message is valid for all Christians, and is well worth listening to and heeding:


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while I came across this journal post after the election, I am grateful that I had the opportunity to hear this homily. It provides an approach that I hope will stick with me as I attempt to voice my opposition to abortion. Thank you for sharing.
Posted by Mary Alice Donceel on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
— Galatians 2:20