October 15, 2010

Love is not tolerance

BISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN

Christian love bears evil, but it does not tolerate it.

It does penance for the sins of others, but it is not broadminded about sin.

The cry for tolerance never induces it to quench its hatred of the evil philosophies that have entered into contest with the Truth.

It forgives the sinner, and it hates the sin; it is unmerciful to the error in his mind.

The sinner it will always take back into the bosom of the Mystical Body;

but his lie will never be taken into the treasury of His Wisdom.

Real love involves real hatred:

whoever has lost the power of moral indignation and the urge to drive the buyers and sellers from the temples

has also lost a living, fervent love of Truth.

Charity, then, is not a mild philosophy of "live and let live";

it is not a species of sloppy sentiment.

Charity is the infusion of the Spirit of God,

which makes us love the beautiful and hate the morally ugly.


H/T Catholic Education: www.catholiceduction.org

1 comment :

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Fulton Sheen is a treasure! Love is not tolerance... How much the world needs to hear this today! Thank you!