March 21 - Actions like denying Holy Communion or blessings end up shrinking our community even more quickly. Christ welcomed the Samaritan woman at the well (married 5 times) & the Roman centurion (who conquered Palestine) without feeling a need to condemn and exclude them. We can assert our principles with out shoving people out the door. If we applied litmus tests to everyone, Masses would be much smaller. All of us have parts of our lives that need redemption.