Do we construct the Church in our own image?

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Gippsland Ordinariate News

Christ Handing the Keys to St Peter, by Pietro Perugino (1481–82) Christ Handing the Keys to St Peter, by Pietro Perugino (1481–82)

I am constantly amazed by the majority of people, most of them within the Church that are constructing, or have constructed, a God and a Church in their own image. Not for them the Magisterium, or what has been traditionally acknowledged as the teaching of the Church; rather, it is what is “acceptable” to themselves, and/or by society. It all comes down to thinking of Jesus as a “nice guy”, as someone who was a man of His time, and was influenced by society around Him. Part of the thinking seems to be that; Jesus is love, and if He is love then He would never condemn, and if you love someone you “accept” them as they are and are happy for them to stay as they are. Therefore, no matter what your state in life, or what your…

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