05-02-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

May 2, 2018
(St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)
Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice, you cannot be saved.” Because there arose no little dissension and debate by Paul and Barnabas with them, it was decided that Paul, Barnabas, and some of the others should go up to Jerusalem to the Apostles and presbyters about this question.  Acts_15:1-6

And thus arose the first Council of the Church, the Council of Jerusalem.  You see, the problem with any large organization is getting everyone to agree on anything.  Sometimes loggerheads in agreements can lead to total paralysis.  This is why the Church has often held great meetings called Councils to make decisions about important issues.  Unfortunately, if there was no organization, everyone would go about making up their own rules, beliefs and actions, and there would be absolutely no consistency in belief.

The Councils were good and needed.  They were also painful, as any change is always hard on someone, as much as it is welcomed by others.  And that’s why Jesus’ basic premise of love is so essential.  Without the virtue of love, there would never be compromise, there would never be agreement, there would never be growth.  And that is exactly what we are all doing, growing in our faith and love for one another!

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About Joe Puglis

Hello and welcome to ColorMe4Life and Whispers to the Wind. My name is Joe Puglis and these websites encompass various aspects of my life. From the backgrounds of grocery store proprietor, to research chemist, to manager, carpet dyer and Catholic deacon you'll find a cornucopia of colors here, the Colors of Life. Most dear to my heart is my love of God, my awesome family, and you, beloved. Thank you for visiting. Please come back again. And feel free to visit the links in all pictures and hyper-linked words. These are always hand selected to go with the topic of discussion and kept as absolutely clean as possible. Also, I apologize for any links that have been removed by their owners. In time I try to replace them or update them. Hope you enjoy. May God bless YOU always, in Christ's love! Joe
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