What´s bothering us about the Gospel?
Author: P. Fernando Pascual, L.C | Source: Catholic.net
The Gospel is like a sword that invites every human being to confront their situation and pass through a narrow door to receive a new life.
There exists, however, the danger of being afraid of this new life, because the bonds of the world and the flesh paralyze the hearts.
Then It is easy to look for mutilated gospels, in which certain pages, phrases or words are silenced, uncomfortable and difficult.
Thus, for example, one will leave aside all that pertains to marital fidelity and adultery, to exalt the most sympathetic aspects of the teachings of Jesus.
Another will prefer to erase the pages that speak of final judgment, to be fixed alone in the mercy and the goodness of the Messiah.
Another will seek ways to forget the duties to the sick, the naked, the hungry, the thirsty, to focus exclusively on the importance of prayer or fasting.
The List of possible mutilations of the Gospel depends on personal tastes, world pressures or demon delusions.
It May even begin to become more frequent what now seems anecdotal news: to persecute a believer for having remembered a Christian teaching on certain sins of the flesh...
But "The Word of God is not chained" (2Tm 2.9), nor can the Gospel be trimmed according to tastes or fads.
Therefore, as a double-edged sword, the Word will overcome frontiers, purify thoughts and feelings (cf. Hb 4.12), denounce sins, awaken those who live asleep.
In this way, the Gospel will lead many to let themselves be enlightened by Christ (cf. Ef 5.14). They Will then Receive the gift of grace and begin to live with the glorious freedom of the children of God (cf. Rm 8.21).