I got a flier/tract from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church last Sunday--the "Archbishop's (of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
) Appeal 2016"--for "DISCIPLES ADVANCING THE CHURCH'S MISSION" through the ministries of "Reaching those who still search for deeper awareness of God's gracious love & mercy, Proclaiming the Gospel of Life, Supporting couples for the Sacrament of Marriage, Raising up our youth, Assisting men & women in their discernment of their vocation, Deepening our relationship with Christ through ongoing faith-formation, Helping parents to form their children in the faith, Supporting Hispanic & Vietnamese ministries, Sustaining faith by prayer and service (all of them being ministries suitable to discuss in separate topics for each!)"
In short, it's all 'sanctified busy-work.' Because 'The Teacher' (possibly King Solomon, the greatest "real" king in history ... piointing to the reason Lord Jesus is not referred-to as "King Jesus" (except when referring to Him--IN INFANCY--as "King of Kings"))--upon fully experiencing 'holding dominion' over the greatest earthly power--reports that it's all 'vain meaninglessness.'
Lord Jesus brought us peace-with-that (satifaction with life, knowing that the best you can hope for is 'to end a long-long life without having caused too much trouble').
That's where 'Christ' is ... 'symbolized' by 'the tongues of flame' at Pentecost, which qualified the Disciples into Apostles that could re-symbolize 'Christ' through 'baptism' (the way 'having been educated' is symbolized by 'a diploma given at a graduation-ceremony').
So--as 'the ministries listed above' help to further the Archbishop's central
Appeal ("To Know Christ and to Make Him Known")--yes, the Church's Mission is
in line with Christ's (to bring the peace that comes with the Law's Fulfillment).
- Which of the Listed Ministries Is Most-Important to You?2 votes
Reaching those who still search for deeper awareness of God's gracious love & mercy50.00%
Proclaiming the Gospel of Life  0.00%
Supporting couples for the Sacrament of Marriage  0.00%
Raising up our youth  0.00%
Assisting men & women in their discernment of their vocation50.00%
Deepening our relationship with Christ through ongoing faith-formation  0.00%
Helping parents to form their children in the faith  0.00%
Supporting Hispanic & Vietnamese ministries  0.00%
Sustaining faith by prayer and service  0.00%