1ChurchThing

1thingchurchIf I could only share one thing about the Church with others, it would be this:

We are still working it all out.

Yes, the church is the Mystical Body of Christ… but it is made up of messy, flawed, sometimes ignorant, and often silly human beings who are often making it all up as they go along.

Therefore, patience is the greatest gift we can bring to community. You’d think that after two centuries, we’d have worked out almost all the kinks – and, give ourselves credit, we most likely have!  But, we are still a creation in progress.  That is not to fall into the culture of relativism of which Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI often spoke but it is to acknowledge that we ain’t done just yet.

As human beings,
our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world

— that is the myth of the atomic age —

as in being able
to remake ourselves
.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

What would be your one thing about church that you would have to share?

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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