Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Privileges And Motives

In the Church, if all is working as it should, people may find many privileges they do not find elsewhere: status where they have had none, forgiveness where they have been stained by sin, a voice where they have been ignored -- and so on. This applies to people high and low. It is a wonderful thing, but it is also a (classic) hazard to the Church. One is offering something unique, and either people will take it up for the right motives or the wrong ones. One needs to discern therefore whether the motives are human or divine, or to put it simply, one needs to "have en eye" for whether people are spiritually sound.

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