Back to Ignatius for a final word:
Thank you Will. I don’t doubt it. Writing this post, I was reminded of all the hidden, inglorious heroes there are. The kingdom of God certainly hasn’t been conquered or even cornered. No, absolutely, “slow burn” is the opposite of lukewarm.
An LED seems to me like a more natural analogy for the false, lifeless light and heat of the world, since it has literally no fire (unless it is broken), but I take your point. The fire is amongst us still.
I think you’re right. Feeding the fire is at least the place to begin.
The funny thing I find is, whenever I face discouragement like this, I quickly get very encouraged. When the world feels coldest, the gospel feels most powerful, and the world suddenly full of the gospel.
I think I need to revisit my memories of Krakow actually. It sort of jump-started a really awesome period in my life.
Well, if Francis counted as a youth (which he definitely did), I’m sure you do too.
Many thanks to Ignatius for his contribution to Agnellus’ Mirror, and to Christina also.
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PS Until I can claim to be an elder with a degree of modest wisdom, at least I have learnt, Festina Lente! Which being translated means, Make haste slowly, or ‘Slow burn!’