The Sacrament Politicized
I read the tweet by Bishop J. Strickland headlined “Archbishop Cordileone in San Francisco bars Speaker Nancy Pelosi from taking Communion until she ends her abortion support” and let me say this as an outsider (non-Catholic) that taking communion is a personal matter between the individual and God.
1 Corinthians 11:27-30
27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.
Yes we are warned to search our hearts to insure we take communion in a worthy manner. I read nothing in scripture that places religious doctrine or politics between the individual and God when it comes to communion.
As repulsive as politicians like Nancy Pelosi can be when it comes to a number of issues, including abortion, like it or not without a personal relationship with God, having our sins forgiven and walking in the footsteps of Jesus as best we can, we are all sinners just like her.
In my view exerting religious pressure for political purposes is just as wrong. So don’t high five Bishop Strickland or pat Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on the back for having the courage to do the right thing in your eyes. Instead pray that Almighty God will move in his heart and that of Nancy Pelosi to come to the salvation knowledge that only God provides.
There is a difference between calling oneself a Christian and living the life of a true follower of Jesus Christ.
John 14:6 Jesus answered “I am the way, the truth and the life and no one comes unto the Father but by me”
We are given but one life to live and then we die. When that time comes and you expect to enter the pearly gates of heaven and head over to your religious denomination section you will be greatly surprised to find there is none. And should you find a religious denomination section rest assuredly that it will not be heaven where you will be spending eternity. – I am the Real Truckmaster!