A Catholic Renewal

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tisdag, januari 15, 2008
Helande av kyrkans sår
Läste just en mycket bra artikel om det helande som behövs inom (särskilt den katolska delen av) kyrkan.

Det som tas upp där kan även tillämpas på andra sammanhang. Att låtsas som ingenting, undvika att bemöta konflikter, tysta ner eller frysa ut personer - leder inte någon vart....

Tiden läker inte heller automatiskt alla sår - om några. Istället uppstår klyftor som inte kan överbryggas. Så splittras kyrkor och inomkyrkliga grupper.

Ur artikeln:

"If history teaches us anything, it is that avoidance of conflict rarely leads to reconciliation or healing. Failing to face those on the opposite side of the breach tends to breed more resentment, bitterness, and misunderstanding.

The resulting alienation poisons people's hearts, stunting generosity and feeding cynicism that leads to hopelessness.

Years after the revelation of clergy sexual abuse, the Catholic community struggles to understand how such crimes could have happened - and been tolerated by the church hierarchy. In the wake of the Boston Archdiocese' s church closings and hurtful statements made during the gay-marriage debate, the Roman Catholic Church finds itself at a crossroads. The leadership of the church and those aggrieved by it can continue down the current path - a slow but constant parting of ways. They can pretend that the hurt never happened, clinging desperately to the fallacious notion that "time heals all wounds."

There is another way. Church leaders and Catholics on all sides of the divide can choose to engage with each other openly, honestly, and courageously. They can examine the hurt and listen to the aggrieved, in order to begin the too-long-delayed process of healing and reparation. It is the only way to mend the breach."

Läs hela artikeln här.

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postat av Charlotte Therese Björnström @ 13:10  
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