All Conversations in My Heart
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
  Do we get full value for supporting our pastors

I am deeply shocked and wonder at so many in the church with their capacity to be outraged by simple facts. Unfortunately so many are. This is due, I personally feel, to their lack of correctly informing their conscience thus making them incapable of accepting any amount of what to them is perverse or shocking opinion, regardless it may be just as a personal interpretation of their wrong headed contra spirit of Vatican 2. I mean on a personal level when their undeveloped faith and spiritual intellect arising from their lacking one might say to be in a state of grace, is challenged by facts they have never or cannot consider.

When many of you read this, I would hope you will consider the thoughts written are not meant to deride those men whose life has been demanded by some spirit or other to be anointed into His created sonship. We could at one time, due to the discernment of the Church, claim they were chosen by God Now it is more honest to claim, perhaps they have been chosen by the influence of the world saying or thinking, the priesthood is a safe place in which I can avoid discrimination. Priests are men, and men are priests and one cannot be one without being the other. A man must be a man with all the attributes given to a man for Genesis tells us, “Men and Women He made them”, there are I think no maybes in God’s eyes.

Men protect the family by inclination, and protects a woman’s love. A love inclined inwards towards the family, at least there was a time when it did. Not one work of the modern world will change this trait, which is manifestly the Will of God. A man who is a priest must act as a father protector and provide adequate support for his children. Sometimes this is hard to do in this almost God-forsaken world. To be a priest is to take on the mantle of God to stand at the altar and to be Christ offering the sacrifice of His children, without fear. Let us in considering ourselves children of our mother, the church and keeping in mind St Cyprian’s declaration, “We cannot have the Church as our Mother if we do not have God as our Father.” So what does it mean when a man who is a priest is not spiritually fatherly in disposition? Are we not short-changed?
 




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