Wednesday, 8/30/17

We could discuss the narrow-minded views of the Scribes and Pharisees, but instead, let's look at the open-minded views of our Vatican II, in its showing respect for the dignity of all men and women. The Council's "Constitution on the Church in the Modern world opens with the following sentence:

"The joy and hope, the grief and the anguish of the men off our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted  in any way, are the joy and the hope, the grief and the anguish off the followers of Christ as well. Nothing that is genuinely human fails to find an echo in their hearts."

And: "As Christians we cherish a deep feeling of solidarity with the human race and its history."

And: "The dignity of man rests above all on the fact that he is called to communion with God. The invitation to converse with God is addressed to him as soon as he comes into being."

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