January 19, 2010

The Parenthood of Us All

We all hear, and continue to hear, about how crucial evangelization is. We are to bring others to the faith. That is our mission as a community. You convert someone. Then, what? As we all know from our personal experience conversion is an ongoing and, often, lifelong experience. We learn and we mature-just like we grow from infants into adults.

Sponsoring and working with a convert does not end after the Easter Vigil, it’s ongoing. It’s similar with someone that you may help to revert. You can’t just leave them. You need to stay in contact with them and be available to answer their questions.

We are all parents, even those without children of the body.

We need to be there for those who need us. Just as their faith is an ongoing experience, so our relationship with them is ongoing-SHOULD be ongoing.

2 Comments:

Blogger Joe Cap said...

This is so very true, we can't just leave them hanging, although at our Parish, which is pretty large, we have a pretty good family and sense of community, and when we go to Mass we see lots and lots of people we know, we have lots of support from everyone.

January 19, 2010 8:10 AM  
Blogger nazareth priest said...

Spiritual motherhood and fatherhood are vital.
Everybody who lives the Faith should be parents in the order of the Spirit, whether they are biological parents, priests, religious, laity.
Great post!

January 19, 2010 9:22 PM  

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