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  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Faith of Our FathersFaith of Our Fathers 3 months, 1 week ago

    “…many people, including many Catholics, are so caught up in the current frenzy of rancor that it consumes almost all their time and energy. Social and #political matters are not the be-all and end-all of life. The be-all and end-all is that we share in the “mind of Christ.” (I Corinthians 2:16) That is what is worth the bulk of our attention. In the New Testament, Saint Paul spoke of the “mind” frequently. To the Philippians he wrote: “In your relationships with one another, have the same mind as Christ Jesus.” (2:5) So for a baptized person’s mind, social and political thinking are secondary to using one’s mind to plumb the mind of Christ, something that takes great humility and often takes us far away from the social hullabaloo…plunging into the mind of Christ gives us the proper tools to enter into that national conversation – if and when we actually have to. This is not a flight into mere passivity. It is taking up the true Christian task… The distraction of participating in rancorous conversation diverts us from the far more urgent work of escaping from the law of sin…”