Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. (John 17:17)Living a Faithful Life The hierarchy of the Church is vital for gaining the understanding behind the concept – the instructions that go with the ingredients, if you will. Yes, we have the laity, tasked with living and proclaiming the Gospel. Yet we also have priests at the parish level, bishops, cardinals, and a pope. All of these steps, progressing toward Jesus, provide an unbroken line of knowledge that originates with Him. If an individual or a cleric fails in proclaiming the word correctly, we can still go to the top – Jesus. He handed down the ingredients and instructions. The Deposit of Faith held by the Church, from its very beginning, cannot be denied. Since it stems from Jesus – God – it is infallible. Those tasked with sharing it may display their feet of clay at times – yet the Stone that the builders rejected, the Cornerstone, Jesus, is always there to secure His Church.
Copyright 2019 Birgit Jones
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Birgit finds herself immersed in writing on her blog, Catholic Life In Our Times, where she reflects on current events with a Catholic, pro-life perspective. She also serves as Graphic Editor and Contributing Columnist at Catholic Stand as well as writing for other online Catholic publications.