“That doesn’t jive”

I struggle with some things in the Catholic Church.  Things, but probably more accurately, things that people do.  I’ve decided to vent with the topic title, “The Doesn’t Jive.” It’s crap like this that turns people away from the church.  BUT…the church is a God-made entity with human beings running it. I believe we must remember they are human, however there must be accountability for behavior. A couple of things that I jotted down last Saturday night as I wondered WHY…

…The authority of our parish consistently preaches about getting to mass early and staying through the  last song BUT one of the priests more often than not starts mass 3-4 clockimagesminutes late?  That doesn’t jive!

 

…People in charge of teach high school kids how to pray silently BUT immediately turn on music?  That painmandoesn’t jive!

…I find most of the messages I hear preached about money are negative- it is the root of all evil, we shouldn’t love it, debt is bad, BUT they are always asking us for it!  That doesn’t jive!moneyindex

 

This stuff being said, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING is that we have a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with our Lord and Savior in order for us to discern our course of action.  Yes, people do things within the church that don’t jive, but that doesn’t mean we stop having a relationship with HIM.  THAT doesn’t jive at all.

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2 thoughts on ““That doesn’t jive”

  1. I like your last line. I agree, if more within the church stuck it out despite annoyances with how things are done and focused on Jesus – really prayed to Him and asked to understand what HE said and wants us to do – we would see much more unity among us. Thanks for the food for thought! God Bless 🙂

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