October 14, 2016
A friend shared the following meditation with me, and I wanted to pass it along:
The Grumpy Catholics Guild: Is there anyone who can’t find at least one thing wrong in his parish or diocese? One thing is to see, pray for, and help resolve these difficulties. Another matter is to dwell on them. That is what the members of the “Grumpy Catholics Guild” (GCG) do. It is the exclusive lens through which they view everything.
For the Rosary, members of the GCG pray the “Vengeful Mysteries”: Jesus curses the fig tree; Jesus clears the temple; Jesus condemns the scribes and Pharisees.
Might I be an anonymous member – or at least a supporter – of the GCG?
Christ used hard words, but they were only fruit of an intense love and longing for the scribes’ and Pharisees’ salvation, not an intense bitterness toward them. If I have bitterness in my heart, I need to ask Christ for the grace to forgive and forgive as Christ forgives.