The Other Side of Common Sense

Catholic Church, Holy Father, Pope Francis

Normally, we see common sense as a good thing, as a sign of good judgment and balanced reason. Normally, that is the case. It’s not the case, however, when we’re talking about the Church.

Pope Francis spoke about this in his homily this morning at St. Martha House, explaining that depending on common sense can prohibit us from following Jesus as we should. Today’s Gospel (Jn 6:60-69) shows the disciples of Jesus stepping away because his teaching is too hard to (more…)