Loving The Church

“To love the church means to be willing to meet Jesus wherever we go in the Church. This love doesn’t mean agreeing with or approving of everyone’s ideas or behavior. On the contrary, it can call us to confront those who hide Christ from us. But whether we confront or affirm, criticize or praise, we can only become fruitful when our words and actions come from hearts that love the Church.”

From “Meeting Christ in the Church”
via Nouwen society daily e-mail fro October 25, 2010

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