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A year or two ago, I was getting some notes about the tone I was setting for youth ministry. I was shocked to be accused of being pessimistic. From that moment, I noted that if I was linking towards an article that was not optimistic about our shared future that I was responsible to convey my own sense of hopefulness.
So, it was intriguing that one of the more popular blog posts this year took a look at the challenges of the Church today and still looked towards where we can be going next.
The quotes to note… So, despite the notes that I occasionally receive about a perceived pessimistic tone to the blog about our field (which I report from other blogs more than write my own…), I opted to tune into what was being said recently about church (outside of youth ministry) In doing so, I aspire to serve within a Church that, according to Gaudium et Spes, “has always had the duty of scrutinizing the signs of the times and of interpreting them in the light of the Gospel…”
… “Do we still sense America as a work in progress, an unfinished enterprise that would constantly be in need of change, adjustment and repair. Do we feel that way about church? AND, YET I REMAIN POSITIVE AND HOPEFUL. My e-mail signature still includes Opera Christi Non Deficiunt, Sed Proficiunt.” (still does!) Read the whole post.
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