Saints and Caesar

the theological beard

While we render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, this does not mean that there are aspects of secular life which are not informed by the Christian faith. Every aspect of secular life is informed by Christian faith because every aspect of secular life is inseparable from the human person created in the image and likeness of God and enlivened by His Spirit. Unfortunately, so often today faith is not seen informing social issues, but social issues informing faith. This rears its ugly head in varied ways. Sometimes it is wholly obvious. For instance, when a homosexualist reduces God’s holy word to merely human so that they may justify rejecting it. Often times it is much more subtle. An example of this comes from Bishop Terence Drainey of Middlesbrough. On May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, he spoke of the dignity of work and the serious problem…

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