I appologies for the bad language in this clip it was sent to me by a parishioner after we had a conversation about the ghastliness of wishy-washyness in the presentation of Christianity in the popular mind.
Christ came to save, to change the eternal destiny of mankind. The Pope's Lenten call "to look on the one we have pierced", reminds us of the tremendous cost God paid.
I remember as a fifteen year old protestant child, when our Divinity teacher, an Anglican clergyman, was talking about the different beliefs members of the Church of England had about the Eucharist saying, "But, Sir, it seems that God went to an awful lot of trouble to leave us so confused". I think this believe led me eventually into the True Church.
Follow the Pope's advice and contemplate the pierced side of Christ, still it leaves me thinking, "God went to an awful lot of trouble to leave us so confused" or to allow us to be lost in wishy-washy uncertainty.
"Look upon the one you have pierced..." and put aside wishy-washyness.