Welcome to the jungle, where connotation swamps denotation
December 21, 2015 § 29 Comments
One of the most common phrases I hear in Catholicland these days is ‘all are welcome’.
I suppose this could be interpreted in an orthodox manner by rephrasing it as ‘all are called’ (to repent of our sins, reform our lives, believe in the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and follow the precepts of the Church that He established).
But called just seems so much more … demanding … than welcomed.