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By Dave Kelly

Monday, April 07, 2003

Scripture Omits Subjectivity - Arlington Catholic Herald.

"It is common today to distort the Gospels, unwittingly, by translating them into feelings. Thus we are often told that Jesus urged "compassion." He did not. Compassion is a personal attitude which may or may not motivate acts of charity. Jesus said to feed the hungry. He said nothing at all about how we should feel about it. Trying to understand the Gospels as having to do with one’s subjective state distracts us from the will of God and keeps us focused on ourselves."


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