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In an Age of Rejection, We Need Spiritual Fatherhood

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CONSTANCE T. HULL

In an Age of Rejection, We Need Spiritual Fatherhood

We live in an age of rejection. If we do not like someone’s politics, religion, beliefs, who they are as a person, color of their skin, wounds, or any little thing then we can simply reject them and toss them aside. The over-politicization of our culture has furthered this tendency towards rejecting those who do not conform to our own worldview. It is also an aspect of the “throw away” culture. This is an endemic problem, not simply in the culture, but within the Church as well.

An age predicated on rejection leads to a loss of mercy and charity. Instead, we reduce love to some form of sentimentality or something of our own making. As long as this person conforms to this set criteria then they are worthy of love. If they do not, then they are expendable. How many people were cast aside in the…

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