“The more you get involved in the groups that are doing wonderful work in the church the more you will be filled with joy in being a Catholic. The corruption, scandal and heresy will fade away like shadows. You will see clearly what you should be doing and it will be positive, life filled and life giving. You will soon see all the good that is going on and the bad you see will fade in importance.
remember this, we are engaged in a spiritual battle. Why did you think
that the church would be free from corruption, scandal, indifference and
heresy? It has always been like this and it always will be. Read church
history. The complainers and protesters never accomplished very much.
The saints did. The saints confronted corruption with radiant lives of
simplicity and power. They skewered scandal with radiant lives of purity
and goodness. They overwhelmed indifference with radiant lives of zeal
and joy. At times they spoke out against the scandal, indifference and
corruption, but they always did so based on the authority of their own
In other words, overwhelm the world with the light, life and beauty of Christ alive in you.
Don’t curse the dark.
Set alight a life ablaze with glory and goodness.”
– Fr. Dwight Longenecker