Zero tolerance (letter)

Zero tolerance (letter)

J. Dekker

My response to Alan A. Hoysted (July AD2000) and his reference to "zero tolerance" is to draw attention to the following:

* The prayer at Mass, "In your mercy keep me free from sin".

* Even the Apostles could not drive Satan out of some people because, as Christ informed them afterwards, "They can only be driven out by prayer and fasting".

* Christ's mercy is available to all. His reference to the millstone, etc, only refers to the severity of the sin, not that His mercy is inadequate.

We as Christians are all responsible for the co-redemption of one another under Christ and with Christ. It used to be said, "There, but for the grace of God, go I", but in this present period of the Church's history, it is: There go I.

J. DEKKER
Stafford, Qld

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