Hi, I’m a practicing Catholic. I’ve been thinking a lot about faith lately, and it has been starting to seem to me that many in the Church, and a few on these forums, are so caught up in the many rules and doctrines of the Church that they’ve lost sight of the what the central focus of the Church should be, Jesus. Rules this, rules that, rules about everything.
For example, and I know this has been covered ad nauseum in these forums, but would Jesus, if He walked the earth today, look towards gay people and those that support them with the vitriol that some Catholics do, just for the sake of upholding the rules and doctrine of the Church? I don’t think so- I think Jesus would also invite them to His table, and be gentle but firm with them regarding their homsexuality. Would He not allow someone who could not get a marriage annulled, but is truly sorry for their divorce, to eat with Him?
It seems to me that a drop of honey catches more flies (or converts) than a gallon of vinegar. What does anyone think about this? Am I wrong?
-rep, confused about his Catholic faith and searching for answers