We are asked to despise the world for the Kingdom.
We come here, in these forums and profess our faith. But we don’t know. We are asked to believe - but we don’t know. In doing so we give up the world.
We have all these canned explanations for those things that defy logic. We do we suffer? “Because of orinal sin”. Why are some miraculously healed while others are left to suffer in pain and die? “It’s a mystery”. “It’s a mystery” is our answer to everything we can’t answer and doesn’t make sense, everything that defies logic.
It’s so easy to say these things when life is going well. But when faced with the reality that life can be absolutlely miserable they become difficult to swallow
There is a catagory in these forums “Apologetics”. We dicuss how to properly evangalize. What we are saying is that we are right and others are wrong. Where is the objective logic here? It is purley subjective. Of course we believe we are right. So do atheists, so do protestants so do Muslims. But we are really really right!! Isn’t it arrogance to say we know for certain and all these others are dreadfully and possible eternally wrong? Not to mentions statisticaly invalid and logally absurd? We don’t know.
We are asked to give up this life for the next. However the next has only been revealed in a manner of which can be quite easily argued against. One billion Muslims, the division amongst Christians, countless atheists and agnostics, people who want thier cake and eat it too. The 95% of Christians who claim they love Jesus but don’t give Him or His word a second thought. We come to these forums and contimplate whether masturbation or missing Mass is a mortal sin when 95%-99% of Catholics and Christians rarely go to Mass or services and do the other as often as brushing thier teeth. Like Pilate said, “What is Truth”?
When life absolutely stinks, the holes in this logic become more defined, they become deeper and more hopeless.
I am 48 years old. If life is as dreadfully unfair as it seems to be I may have as much as 30-40 years left. If our Lord is the Merciful Lord we all claim Him to be. He’ll take me now.
Somehow I doubt it.