Little Churches of The Self-Righteous One

Christianity’s confusion is complicated!    Little Churches of The Self-Righteous One are increasingly popular.  Countless millions of concocted creations cause more chaos than the 43,000 schisms.

“Me and Jesus!”, many say.  “Me and Jesus, all the way!”  Many make reference to “My Jesus”.  There is one universal similarity between the teeming tens of millions in their individual Little Churches of The Self-Righteous One.  Each of them believes him or herself to be intelligent, enlightened, and correct.

Frankly, some of their notions make even some of the odder Protestant Denominations look positively rational by comparison.

The Catholic clergy have learned there is no way to deal with those so vain.  “Here’s a Bible.  It will give you what you need.”, they say, showing them the door.

Protestant ministers are often beguiled into thinking they “help” and “reach out” to them.  It does little good.

The flaw in their thinking?  Those in their millions of Individual Little Churches of The Self-Righteous One are aware that The Catholic Church stands, unchanging.   They know that not one teaching handed down from The Apostles has been removed.  They are aware that “the gates of hell have not prevailed against it.”  They don’t care, insisting “I just need me ‘n Jesus.”

We may encourage them to move up from “Me ‘n Jesus” by relating “It is good that you recognize that Jesus is important.  He did say to one man ‘Verily, verily I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.’  Since you realize that Jesus is so important, surely you recognize that The Only Church He Founded is important.”

“Oh, it is.  Church is very important.  It’s just that I don’t need that.  I have a personal relationship with Jesus.”

Vanity takes theological form among the 43,000 denominations, each invented by an ambitious Protestant man with a Marketing Plan.  It takes tens of millions of odder theological forms among those who insist on building their own ladder to Heaven, up which each fervently believes “Me ‘n Jesus” are sure to ascend.

Amidst it all, The Church stands, serene.  Catholic consistency is a miracle!  It is unchanging, despite the confusing clamor of 43,000 competing, conflicting denominations raging through the suburbs of Rome.  It is more miraculous in that it even stands against the waves of countless millions of those in their individual Little Churches of The Self-Righteous One.