Monday, October 7, 2019

St. Augustine and St. Paul on Real Bishops

by Steve Ray on October 7, 2019

088A3256-3437-4A09-BFEA-17DD2390CCBD“No man can be a good bishop if he loves his title but not his task.”  St. Augustine

May God grant us good Shepherd‘s. May he grant us those willing to be politically-incorrect, willing to be honest with their flock, exposing heresy and sin even if it’s among their own bishops and priests — even if it causes them grief, ostracization and discomfort.

Where are the Shepherds that lay down their lives for the sheep? Where are the shepherds ready stop being politicians and ready to be martyrs?

9C3AA071-99E2-40F6-B6D9-14759BF3E718 If they do, they will be amazed at the loyalty, love and devotion the sheep will show them. The sheep will follow such shepherds anywhere!

God bless all the marvelous bishops that grace our Church.  I know many of them and I love them dearly. They already heed the words of St. Paul. But there are others who need to take heed…

Acts 20:28–30  “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 699668F4-AE0A-4CB5-A883-8F7EA4CA83B9I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking [and doing] perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.”

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen     “Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops.”

Please Shepherds…

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