instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Saturday, October 13, 2012

How will his kingdom stand?

When Jesus said, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste," He was responding to the idea that Satan was divided against himself.

I caught a radio bit by Fr. Pat Egan yesterday in which he riffed on this passage to point out that the division of Western Christianity against itself has greatly weakened the voice of Christ in the West. If Lutherans and Catholics can't agree on what's right, then why should a person agree with either of them, when that agreement implies death to self?

A question, then, early in this year of faith, is: Would you say that the Catholic Church today is divided against itself?