Monday, March 2, 2009

This quote, from an article on the Catholic Culture website, really stuck out to me:
A culture which prizes wealth and material well-being too highly is doomed to justify one moral horror after another in the name of convenience and comfort. It is one thing to deplore the excesses of such a culture; it is quite another to start transforming it from within by the way that we live. Until Christians begin again to shape their lives and their communities to reflect a tangible difference in how material things are used and enjoyed, Christianity is not likely to attract the following necessary to once again begin to shape culture.

I think it goes along with my last post about courage and even with the unification of Catholic Identity in general - we must live as Catholics. Lip service isn't enough and even our actions aren't enough when, though they are good in themselves, they bring about no good in the world.

What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. But some one will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith." (James 2:14-18)

2 comments:

John said...

Hey Marcus!
Welcome to the blog world. I have recently been made aware of your plunge into the world of public rambling thoughts (via mater)and I like what I see. I've got you bookmarked next to Blue Boar so I'll be checking this out often. I expect to see frequent quotes from our favorite authors. Perhaps a quote of the day/week. I've just started "The Battleground". (I'm trying to stay ahead of you). If you're posting too often we'll know your ignoring your last semester. Keep up the good work and remember WWHBD. -John (Sheridan)

Marcus Toft said...

John! Good to hear from you. I'm glad you got word of my endeavor. I'll start implementing quotes of the day/week as soon as I can, good idea. Hope you enjoy "The Battleground", let me know how it is. God bless!