Reflection on lukewarm Christians. .
Christians rightly say and learn to treat others with humility and respect. They rightly reject all kind of agenda of indoctrination. But they lose missionary zeal and they use methods that do not work with many challenges. It looks like alien ideas take over more and more space in the Christian sphere, whereas Christians act as if they had very little to offer. They hardly believe that God really established the Church to save the whole world; that they are commissioned to bring the fruit of conversion. It looks like Christians are lost in naive convictions – they act with dispense of prudence, which they not supposed to use. If only they had had some charity towards their neighbours they would not.
Many of them think that all those with whom they enter into dialogue have good motives, good will, good intentions, and want well; Many of them think that others are perfect and have their sufficient stories bringing them salvation. Many of them embrace believes, convictions, values and virtues of their non-Christian friends. The have learnt from the world that chastity does not matter, but calling to conversion, indeed it does – it is a grave sin. They strangely believe that civilization is eternal and will never fall apart.
It looks like lukewarm Christians discredit faith in Jesus Christ and betray the world.
How come others can call upon God in whom they have not believed?
How are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard?
And how are they to hear if nobody proclaims the Gospel? (Romans 10:14)
If only Christians knew what they have received.
If only they knew who there are.
If only they were united with Christ.
If only they embodied full teaching – their treasure – in each one of them.
Then, they would have had something special to offer,
far more than salt, which lost its taste
– the world would regain its soul.