The pope : “Lukewarm Christians build a small Church ”

 
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The pope spoke in those terms during Mass in St. Martha, mourning for the Texan Tragedy

vatican insider staff
rome

 

 

“Lukewarm Christians are those who want to build a church in their own measure, but it is not the Church of Jesus” this is what the Pope said today during Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

 

 

Vatican Radio reported that the mass was attended by the volunteers of the pediatric dispensary of “Santa Marta”(st.Martha) in the Vatican, entrusted to the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, who for 90 years have been  supporting children and families in need without distinction of religion or nationality.

  

 

Next to the Pope as altar boys were two children. “These Christians, the Pope said in his homily, “are not rooted in the Church, do not walk in God’s presence, they do not have the comfort of the Holy Spirit, do not build up the Church”: “They are Christians of good sense, only they distance themselves from Jesus. they are  so to speak – `satellites’, who have a small taylormade church, in their own measure: using Jesus’s words in the Apocalypse  they are ‘lukewarm Christians’ . This lukewarmness makes its way into the Church. They walk following only  their good sense, common sense,a sort of mundane prudence ; that very  mundane prudence which represents temptation”

 

 

Pope Francis mentioned  many Christians who at this time “bear witness to the name of Jesus, even unto martyrdom. ” “These”, he said, “are not ‘satellite ‘ Christians , because they go with Jesus, following the path of Jesus”.

  

 

The pope concluded his homily with a prayer: “Let us pray for the Church, so that it will continue to grow, to consolidate, to walk in the fear of God and with the comfort of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord deliver us from the temptation of  `common sense ‘, so to speak; from the temptation of grumbling against Jesus because he is too demanding and from the temptation of scandal. Amen”

 

 

Lastly  Vatican Radio reported that pope Francis is close to the victims of the explosion that took place in the fertilizer factory in West, Texas, which resulted in dozens of  injured people and at least 14 deaths.In a telegram to the Bishop of Austin, Mgr. Joe S. Vazquez, the Pope expressed his condolences to those affected by this tragedy, and begged the Lord to bring peace and solace

to those in pain, those grieving and those who are providing aid.

 

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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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One Response to The pope : “Lukewarm Christians build a small Church ”

  1. Ralph Coelho Yahoo says:

    Does this fit the many reformers of the Church or does it apply to those who defend the Church as it is?

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