.- Archbishop Domingo CastaÃ±a of Corrientes, Argentina, said this week that unless one encounters Christ as the true way to follow, âone risks taking paths that only lead to emptiness and disillusionment.â Archbishop CastaÃ±a recalled that Christ, who is âthe Way,â must occupy an important place in society, but that this is dependent upon the humble action of believers.
He also exhorted the faithful âto not be afraid or ashamed of publicly acknowledging their unconditional allegiance to Christ.â Silence about oneâs faith, he said, can lead to cowardice and corruption, as well missed opportunities to share the love of God with those who are in search of Him.
âHow can we respond to those who complain about the inconsistency of âpracticing Catholicsâ regarding what they profess and what they do?â he asked, answering that in order âto convince those who are estranged from the faith that Christ is the way, He must truly be the way for each of us.â When they see that we are following the way of Christ, he added, they will be convinced to accept it themselves and will journey with us to the end.
âThe simple revelation that Christ is âthe Way, the Truth and the Life,â should lead believes to bear witness to Him in their relationships with others and in society. Jesus is the Way, but we need a path that leads to Him and we must follow it. We must open up that path with our spiritual predisposition and not wait for a miracle to correct our negligence,â concluded Archbishop CastaÃ±a.