Friday, June 21, 2013

Quotes to reflect upon (2)

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Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer


"It is public knowledge that some ecclesiastics today seem to want to create a new Church. By doing so they betray Christ, for they change spiritual aims—the salvation of souls, one by one—into temporal aims. If they do not resist this temptation, they will leave their sacred ministry unfulfilled, lose the confidence and respect of the people, and create havoc in the Church. Moreover, by interfering intolerably with the political freedom of Christians and other men, they will sow confusion in civil society and make themselves dangerous. Holy Orders is the sacrament of supernatural service of one’s brothers in the faith; some seem to be trying to turn it into the earthly instrument of a new despotism." 

Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, founder of Opus Dei, Christ is Passing By, no. 79.