Thursday, March 7, 2013
I just finished giving a retreat to a group of 37 people. In listening to their feedback, I am coming to realize that my content will upset a pious person, but that person will remain pious, whereas, someone who is struggling with the institutional Catholic Church, or who dropped out, or is on the outer edges of formal practice, will draw some hope from what I say. In a word, I won't drive anyone away from the Church, but I might be a small part of bringing someone back to the Church, or to Christ, or to a deeper spiritual life. After all, I am a Paulist!