by Brian G. Daigle
One of the most dangerous practices in the Church has been to over-spiritualize our relationship with God and our neighbor. Some have called this "pietism." At the heart of this is the long-standing and beautiful tension between the contemplative life and the active life. James instructs us, "Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works." (James 2:18). For God, faith is a working faith or it's not faith at all, and works are faithful works or they are not works at all.
Brian G. Daigle