"Welcome those who are weak in faith,[a] but not for the purpose of quarreling over opinions." Romans 14.1 [a] or conviction
|Thomas Aquinas, |
painted by Fra Angelico
Paul continues in Chapter 14.4, "who are you to pass judgement on the servant of another." Sometimes we have to get beyond the labels of "right" and "wrong" and work on such things as "Love" and "Mercy." A church that is afraid of diversity of opinion is a church that is closed to the Holy Spirit.
Our prayer for today is actually a quote from Thomas Aquinas: “We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.”