Lectio Divina Reflectión, Words for life,
What is causing the separation of the faithful from the Church?
– The loss of confidence in the Church caused by the reading of books, critical of the Church, which are not based on really appropriate criteria.
– The lack of sincere and real values throughout society caused by a superficial and materialistic life style in which we only think of our convenience and desires.
– The world’s secular view of the Church.
– The lukewarmness of many Christians and the mediocrity of some of the clergy don’t help.
In today’s reading from Luke, we can see the Lord’s happiness and joy by the repentance and conversion of his children. In this way, the Catholic Church consists of imperfect people who have repented. We keep coming to the Church because we need the Lord to make us better through listening to his Word, going to Confession, taking Communion and receiving the Lord according to our disposition.