“Because there arose no little dissension and debate by Paul and Barnabas with them, it was decided that Paul, Barnabas, and some of the others should go up to Jerusalem to the Apostles and presbyters about this question.” (ACTS 15: 2)
Every moment in the Church’s history has had its own problems and questions. Ecclesia semper reformanda est (Latin for “the church must always be reformed”, often – as usual in Latin – shortened to Ecclesia semper reformanda) helps us to answer these questions. Also the “Domestic Church”—our marriages—need to focus on how to answer properly to all the different times and changes: when we are young and without children, when our children are small, or when there are more and more children 🙂
when our work doesn’t help to protect our relationships or when we are again alone in our homes. Every time needs an answer, and the Church will always remind us what to do—“love one another as I have loved you”—with gentleness, respect, as the most amazing giver of self, protecting daily time for us and the best listener.
“Remain in me, as I remain in you, says the Lord; whoever remains in me will bear much fruit.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak