Friday, July 29, 2005
Charity begins at Home  

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened. For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. (Rom. 10:1-3)
We have all heard of the dangers of zeal without knowledge as St. Paul articulates in this passage from Romans. What about zeal without charity? In a post entitled, "May the True Orthodox Catholic Please Stand Up", Kevin Muniz at The Heart of a Seminarian addresses the problem of our attempts to be Orthodox Catholics at the expense of an indispensable part of our vocation as Christians--the call to demonstrate authentic charity toward our neighbor.

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