All Conversations in My Heart
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
  lenten thoughts

Thinking the other night I wondered if you can see the same as I did. Christ in this world humbled Himself for thirty years, give or take a year or two. He chose a mortal man to teach Him to be a man and to earn a living. This was according to the Law of the Sinai. He followed and fulfilled all the prophecies, laws and tenets of the Old Law. Did He pay much attention to the 600 to 800 rabbinical precepts, which seemed to set up, to further the Power of the Jewish Hierarchy? When the time was right and it was not His time but His Father’s He spent a 40 day retreat in the Desert and was tempted to sin. Those forty days were the preparation of Himself for His Mission. Let me ask you, “Was there one Jewish Hierarch He could have approached for help in this preparation? Look at the Church today can we receive that help we need from those who do not believe in Sin, hell, Transubstantiation, freedom of mankind to act according to his will. Consider your answer carefully. Christ said, “Be like Me, be perfect as is Your Father in heaven”. Then as you try, remember you will be persecuted by those who do not live according to the living, teaching example of the Word. There are those who have changed the Word having no care for His Old Testament roots given by His Father, but translate them as they see fit to justify their erroneous beliefs. Many you meet, will become so agitated, and will come to you with honeyed words to say, “Do not take offence with what I am about to tell you”. They will and they do. These people will trample on the inner voice of your conscience to make you like them. Some will be priests some will be catholic laity and others from those outside the Catholic Community. I urge you to remember Christ’s words to the Jews, “You will teach them your dogmas and they will be worse than you”

Consider these latter viewing them from the temptations of Christ in scriptures. They are Seducers offering us the sweetness of their friendship just as satan offered Christ his friendship if He Our Lord would only accept his satanic offer. How dreadful this was and is even so today. Do you see that lack of humility for those who want to be King or Lord over us substituting their beliefs for ours. We are kings in our own little dependency; that is our spiritual and human inner self. We are always in rebellion in these little lands, the spiritual against human. We can quell this revolt which can be seen in both senses of the word by adopting the Rules of battle taught by the Word made Flesh, putting them to use. We must adopt them as The Eternal and Almighty God adopted us.

 




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