|Outdoor altar at the Memorial to the Unborn, St. Germaine's Catholic Church, Prescott Valley, AZ|
The only things I want to concern myself with are - am I ready to receive Jesus into my heart? Am I trying to live the kind of life He would have me live? Am I too attached to property, prestige and power in my life? Just give me the Mass, Holy Communion and the Word. I hate having my faith chopped up by fellow believers who want to nitpick over fluff and stuff. Who buy into slanders against and focus on the imperfections of our leaders. Who want to feel superior because they use a certain form of practice which will get them into heaven, while the rest of us roast, simply because we do not subscribe to their "form". I could well be wrong, but I believe that God will judge on more of what is in our hearts and how we treat others.
I certainly don't mean that form is not at all important. I am simply of the opinion that there is a committee of guys in red hats who get paid the big bucks to worry about all that stuff. Whatever they decide for the moment on format, is not going to impact whether I stay or leave the church. The substance of our faith is, has and always will be the Word of God, and the Body and Blood of Christ. As long as that continues, we're good. Don't get distracted by the side show.