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LAYMAN'S THOUGHTS


 

 

MAN'S VIEW OF THE CHURCH

If one looks at all the arguments hurled at Catholicism, one would note that they are contradictory to one another. Some say Catholicism is too western, but others, that it is too oriental;  others, that it is too physical; others  that it is too theological. Others, that it is too concerned with the afterlife; while others, that it is too involved with people's needs. It seems Catholicism is a mass of contradictions.

Well, on the contrary, it shows that Catholicism is the right thing. When a short man and a tall man look at a man of the right height, the short man will say that he is too tall; but the tall man will say that he is too short. Catholicism is just like the man with the right height. . .it is just the right religion. The defect is not in Catholicism; it is in the eyes of the observer. 

Man's view of the Church does not reflect the nature of that Church but his own deficiencies.

 

 

 

 

 

(07-03-03)

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