10 January 2012

CHAPTER 30: Critics

The self appointed lay judges in the Catholic Church, such as the persons involved with LifeSiteNews.com and RealCatholicTV.com, would do well to read Chapter 30 of The Cloud of Unknowing.

I would do well not to judge these judges.


Is there anyone qualified to pass judgment on the behavior of others?

Certainly, those who have controlled their own souls, either by the external authority of the church, or by the internal impulse of the Holy Spirit, may lovingly judge. We must be careful not to condemn others unless that is our calling to a special religious position. Likely, we will make mistakes in judgment. Be cautious. Judge yourself before God as much as you want, but leave others to the judgment of God.