It is written, "greater Love hath no man than he lay down his life for a friend" Christ certainly did this not for one but for us all.
Sometimes I find myself in the very strong and eeriest of debates with fellow catholics over Charity. Many in these debates have a tremendous personal feeling their opinion is right and are greatly mistaken in their view of Charity. They count it as a feeling more akin to the love seen on soap operas, written in women’s romantic magazines and lifestyles of that genre. They see love as expressed and competed for on ‘pussy-cat competitions’ or as many women do, as a competition to attract the opposite sex by exposure of their bodies in tantalizing poses. Kindness, Pity even pain for the sinful state of brothers and sisters in our faith does not exist. Why is this so? I was once asked to leave a mass by the youth leader of a Catholic Church in
Very few priests come close to knowing their parishioners and that is a lack of Charity on their part. A great majority of priests never, if they can find any justification, hear confessions. They never teach us how we separate our souls from Jesus Christ, accidentally which is still a sin or deliberately. Better still, so we can all understand more fully, this separation, which we all deliberately accept by grave sin, is a very grave offence against Charity who is God in all His Persons. Many priests sin against Charity by never mentioning sin in all its forms or the spiritual weakness caused by little sins. These priests, through a lack of fortitude and a deliberate seeking of personal comfort, sin by allowing the paucity and meanness of catholic teachings today, founded and supported by the strong element of Luther’s teachings, to flood the Church. The sheer rottenness of the RCIA program, and its teachers, is disgusting. They are very like the young man who left Christ, as he could not give up the riches of this world (sin). We allow converts to enter the Church and never once are they taught to leave their baggage behind. Never is it mentioned what they learnt before is in most cases directly opposite to catholic Dogma and Practice. How many times have I discussed the phrase God’s love is unconditional and yet never received an answer to my question, “Why then did Jesus say? Repent! Repent! The Kingdom of heaven is at hand’ or ‘If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” God’s love (Holy Spirit) is conditional on our purity and rushes to us when we need the Kingdom of heaven and repent through the avenues our Providential God provides. I mean the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, or Last Rites.
Charity is God and to know what Charity is in this world we must understand what Christ’s commandments were. First, what was Christ to us and in His Father’s eyes? He was God’s Word made flesh. Each and every one of His actions were an example of God’s instructions on how we were to live and we cannot avoid putting them into action. His example was as Jesus Christ stated, “I am the way, the Truth and the Light”. The only one’s who could be exact on the daily life of Jesus Christ were the Apostles, whom received instructions from Him for two or three years. It is amusing that there is only one record of any discussions by them over His teachings and that concerned their prideful conjectures on who would have the highest rank in heaven. We must include to a slightly lesser extent, the 70 odd disciples sent out two by two by Christ, to prepare the Hebrews for His approach. When the Church was established at Pentecost, the Church, or as Popes called her, the Mystical Body of Christ, was given the authority the Paraclete sent down and filled the Apostles to remember what He had taught them. Later, as heresies sprang up and those dreadful interpretations of Christ are still repeated daily in this time, four of the close followers of Christ and Paul appointed by Christ and given signs to prove His authority in them, wrote down their own imperfect yet perfect knowledge all inspired by the Paraclete. Unfortunately, mewling and puking scholars who claim more knowledge of Christ’s life through linguistic skills of modern teachings have changed the writings of those who were there. These ravening wolves, of which our sentinel priests never warn us, write new scriptural words and meanings to match their egotistical feelings and beliefs of what God did and even go so far today to advise us to do what we think Jesus would do and not, what did He do?
My advise to them is, “remember when you stand before Him and He asks why did you do this, why did you alter My words? Will you even then tell the truth and say, I thought because of my intellectual prowess this is what You said in modern terms and I am right. The use of your egotistical “I” cannot be expressed in writing as there is no font large enough, nor is there any font bold enough to suit the ego of someone so prideful, so dispossessed of the Holy Spirit. Nothing can express the disgust I feel when I see you as new intellectual gods of your own making following your pride and your prince sending your spiritual egos into the darkness of hell.
Charity is the acts of God in us. It is not the tawdry love of today’s romantic acts of sex and pornographic displays of our sex. It is a love that overcomes our distastes, dislikes, and disgusts of other’s habits and lifestyles. It is sowing the seeds of the knowledge of God in fertile stony or hard baked ground by whatever means necessary. Sowing the Love of God by strewing seeds of love by hand, by raking aside hard stones to expose the fertile loam beneath, even I say breaking through the rock and cement with pickaxe and shovel, that is Charity and until we practice it by example and persevering effort, we do not practice charity and never will.
Am I wrong? Your egos will tell you, I am that is for sure. Examine yourselves you priests and wolves and I will pray as Christ did through David, “Wicked Men have raised their voice against Me” and leave you in His hands and to His devices.