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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Moving Into Low Gear

I think the time is now for real Catholics to become more and more "invisible". This does not mean stopping evangelizing, but it does mean becoming less obvious.

I believe the time for the splashy Catholic presence is over. What is needed are prayerful, solid and mature Catholics bringing people to God in a new and deep holiness.

Low gear is not inactivity, but a balance between prayer, meditation and action.

One should start being a saint at home.

Then, in the workplace.

Parishes are crawling with busy people who have only superficial spiritual lives. How can a deeply spiritual Catholic person tell me that all Christian religions are the same and all Christians get to heaven, as I heard this past weekend after Mass? has just received the Body and Blood of Christ and one does not understand Christ's own words.

John 6:53New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

53 So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

One evangelizes the open. One walks away from the very closed. One prays for all.
Low gear is used for more torque, for pulling great burdens or going through snow. 
Low gear is used for going up mountains or steep hills.
Think of where we are in Church history.
Mountains, hills, great burdens...more prayer, less action, or rather, less showy, useless action.