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If You Give Them Jesus, They Will Come" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sherry   
Wednesday, 07 March 2007 07:01
"If you give them Jesus, they will come."

A commenter at More Evidence that Cultural Catholicism is Dead" below, quoting a young adult minister.

Short, terse, and to the point. And everyone at Intentional Disciples would say "Amen!"

But the question is, if you offer cultural Catholicism or "Catholic identity" as a substitute for Jesus or that obscures Jesus, will they come?

And the evidence seems to be in. The answer is "no", at least not any more.

The lived encounter with Christ that heals hearts, changes lives, gives rise to charisms and vocations, and releases the graces of the sacraments has always been at the center of the faith. But large numbers of Catholics didn't know it. They were cultural Catholics without being disciples.

If you offer a cultural Catholicism that is deeply, profoundly, and visibly rooted in Jesus, that is clearly all about facilitating a relationship of faith, hope, love, and discipleship with Christ, that's a whole 'nother matter.
 

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