With all thy getting, get an understanding (Proverbs 4:7)
On his death bed, Pope John XXIII (whose vision convened Vatican II) had stated:
“It’s not the Gospel that has changed, it is just that we can understand it better.”
I find this statement so comforting when I grapple with questions like the meaning and purpose of the Cross – for I am a Doubting Thomas by nature. I could not accept a+ b = c in Algebra without questioning why a or b etc. .. so it is no surprise I had difficulty accepting the statement of faith that Jesus died to save us from our sins: that he gave his life as a ransom for many that so many Christians accept without question.
Sure, I accepted it as a child. But when the…
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