I had an interesting thought and I’m starting a thread on that.
The thought being: Are we actually being ecumenical in arguing over our differences and disputing, at times meanly; the various positions? I feel like we’re just going round and round and going nowhere.
So: Let’s lift our heads out of the theological trenches and take a frank look at two things:
- What we can agree on.
- How can we support each other in an increasingly paganized world that’s hostile to Christianity?
Something I remembered: The Holy Father Pope Francis went to his old bishopric Buenos Aires on an ecumenical visit to a Protestant church. During the visit, the Holy Father asked the pastor to pray for him. Which blew my mind in a good way and led me to a greater respect for the man.
I also remember hearing a priest say that you guys are experiencing a loss rate similar to that we are. That’s sad.