< slither > Heroism isn’t for the ordinary person… It isn’t for you… < /slither >
Apparently Mike and I had exactly the same thought on exactly the same day.
Mine is here.
We great minds should have editorial staff meetings more often, I guess.
Francis, Kasper and Luther all more or less have the same idea: ““>Heroic virtue isn’t for ordinary people. It’s not for everyone. Just for the special ones. For ordinary people, we’ve made up a new kind of mercy. That old kind, Christ’s kind, was no good. We need a new one.”
Seriously. I’m not making it up. Kasper said it. Out loud and in so many words in the period building up to the Synods of Doom when he was doing a promotion tour in the US.
In a recent interview with Commonweal, Cardinal Walter Kasper discussed his proposal that divorced and remarried persons might receive Communion, suggesting that Christians aren’t called to be heroic.
“To live together as brother and sister? Of course I have high respect for those who are doing this,” he told Commonweal’s Matthew Boudway and Grant Gallicho, referring to divorced partners who have entered into a new civil marriage.
“But it’s a heroic act, and heroism is not for the average Christian.”