Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I need some examples of Christ and/or the Apostles seeking common ground with those who opposed the Church.

After thinking on this, I've come up with two such instances:

First, the Apostles found some common ground with the Jewish leaders and Romans who killed Christ. They ran away, and let Him be taken in, rather than quibbling over the justice of such an action.

Second, Peter found common ground with the Judaizers by joining with them in refusing to eat with the uncircumsized converts.

Any others? Maybe some that lend some sort of credence to the call that the Church should capitulate to its adversaries?


Turgonian said...

Acts 17 -- St. Paul on the Areopagus. A powerful example of seeking common ground in the right way.

Throwback said...

Good call. And definitely outside of the Jenkinsonian milieu, I think.

Hopefully, we'll see some more examples like this.