Am I expecting too much to pick up a newspaper without spelling errors in the "headline?" Under "editorial," no less. People are either in a rush, or they do not give a dang. What captured my attention, outside of that, was one of the letters directed to the editor, posted under "Christian behavior needed for resolution."
The commentary was signed by an actual person, spewing out her feelings on the changes that were needed, was a more than generous find. She knows why the Catholic Church is having problems? It seems that she is, in her words "much to busy with what I think Jesus (God) wants of me and others," shared with us her thoughts on what is really going on.
It is clear to me that the biggest problem that exists today is that everyone is trying to "have it their own way." Or, they will not "join up," (her words). People know what is best for their church?
Keeping churches from closing it's doors, is not so much a fight over a physical dwelling, but what the root of the problem "is" as we are told on the opinion page, by Susan, "Until it lets people decide when to have children, accepts gay and lesbian people as children of god and ordains women, they won't have a chance ("in hell") to get younger people to join up." (as appeared in a letter to the editor,Wed.5/19, SOUTHBRIDGE EVENING NEWS).
Should we believe that this is how the young people are thinking, because, they are not in attendance?
Is it our place to dictate to the church what has been given to us? Can we really expect to "change" the church to our liking? Are we to write our own ten commandments? If so, Susan, your right, there will be no future in it, as that is a building built without pillars. The pillars of faith.
People dictating "their authority" to the church, saying change or else, have a church with a more serious problem to contend with than fighting over a building. "Until" can be a very, very long time.
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