The church on earth looks like it has failed. But Christ knows those who are His. She is His Bride made holy by His blood.
Because Jesus is compassionate, you will make it home.
Is our piety enough?
Life is found in the gracious presence of Jesus in the Church caught up in the net of the Gospel.
Love one another enough to show them their sins, but only to show them their Savior.
The life of a Christian is a life of daily repentance. We are too weak. Christ must find us. He must carry us. He must do it all.
We each have a God-sided hole in our heart that only God can fill. And in love He fills us in the Holy Supper.
We are all beggars before God. Yet through forgiveness God gives us the riches of heaven.
God is so simple: He saves. The whole Trinity saves us, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We are not wise enough, strong enough, smart enough to wait vigilantly; but Christ is and we are saved by Him and through Him alone.