St. Francis is often credited with the quote, “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.” And, you know, I agree with that. We should be the living Word, just as Jesus was Word made flesh. However, I don’t think St. Francis was giving us a free pass to keep quiet in the name of being polite. I recently posted a letter on Facebook. You can read it here. Please note what Cardinal Roger Mahony says toward the bottom.
I know that a lot of you might have something to say about this. All I ask is that, like my friend I mentioned above, you speak with intentions for discussion and not destruction. And, if you agree and if you’re feeling courageous, please, say something too! It doesn’t need to be here. Say it anywhere!