Good News: Coping with a Hostile Society

Tom Lambrecht offers an interesting commentary about maintaining traditional Christian values in a culture that tends to view Christianity in negative terms due to Christian judgmental attitudes:

It is true that there have been times and places where Christians have acted “unchristianly.” We have been judgmental and insensitive in how we attempted to express the Church’s teachings. We need to repent of these shortcomings and strive to be more Christ-like in the way we treat others. The new Pope Francis is setting a good example for how we can maintain the Church’s teachings in a loving and humble way.

via Coping with a Hostile Society.

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