Pope Francis lauds the virtue of patience. He also adjusts the more common notion of a Church militant. Is this the first of many stings toward the more extreme portions of Catholicism? In comparing the efforts of one Michael Voris, I see little commonality with patience. Likewise frequent operations in warfare.
7. I like to contemplate the holiness present in the patience of God’s people: in those parents who raise their children with immense love, in those men and women who work hard to support their families, in the sick, in elderly religious who never lose their smile. In their daily perseverance I see the holiness of the Church militant. Very often it is a holiness found in our next-door neighbors, those who, living in our midst, reflect God’s presence. We might call them “the middle class of holiness” [Cf. Joseph Malegue, Pierres noires. Les classes moyennes du Salut, Paris, 1958]
Middle class of holiness: I like that image. Thoughts?