All Conversations in My Heart
Thursday, February 28, 2008
  Where Did Their Faith Go In So Few Days?
I have written before about the Church’s directions on the conditions of discerning Divine Revelations. We are instructed to put ourselves in the place of those who were living at the time of the events, taking into account social mores, conditions of living and habitation. So with Passion Week approaching let me ask you all, “What happened to the Hebrews who rejoiced so fully as Christ entered Jerusalem, riding on a donkey’s foal. Those, I mean who acclaimed Christ as Son of David, throwing down palm branches, flower petals and even garments to prevent the Lord our God contaminating His Feet with the dust of the World. This dust was considered by the faithful Hebrew of that time symbolically representing the sins of the world. Feet and hands when a Hebrew entered a home were always washed as a symbol of washing away sin and not bringing them into a friend’s home.

Catholic’s once did the same with the Holy Water font fixed to a wall adjacent to the entrance doors of our homes and churches.

Where did they run and hide in the short days between Sunday and Thursday? Many, many more gave witness to Christ on the Sunday than were howling imprecations in the procession up to the Crucifixion on Calvary. Did they spend Monday and Tuesday specifically erasing from their minds their hope and belief in Jesus, Son of David as their Messiah? Somehow, I do not think so. Did Christ rise from the dead? If he did not then the Hebrew witnesses of that time would of scornfully written Him off and not have to consistently change their writings. This they did up to the arrival of Asher ben Asher in the middle centuries. Justin Martyr could not have made the accusation to his friend Trypho the Jew that his people were willfully changing their religious books to hide the prophecies of the Messiah.

The most important point I will make is this. Did the Hebrews know that Christ had risen from the dead? Did the Hebrews of the Apostolic time of the Christian religion know for sure He had risen. If He had not and if he did not then Paul could not have written, as he did in Ist. Corinthians chapter 15. His Letter would have been destroyed by those so eager to rewrite their scriptures and destroy all memories of the Messiah. They after the witness of Lazarus brought back from the dead would have been absolutely sure He did too when faced with the fact of 500 witnesses many not yet dead. Furthermore I must think that it was not only the new Christians and the Apostles who saw Him, but being an all merciful God, more than one or two of His enemies must have been visited with the presence of the Risen Christ.

If I am wrong where the records of that time of Hebraic history that absolutely contradict all of the above? Where are the targums and other writings explaining from the Septuagint that Christ quoted that denied His words? Why if the High priest, the Pharisees and Saducees were insulted by Christ when he called them, Whited Sepulchers, piles of old bones, vipers, asps and even a hint of goat-hood among them was He not stoned? The only quotation out of the synagogue was Gamaliel's in the Acts, "If it is from God it will survive" If He was homosexual too as San Francisco baptists claim then the Hebrew Rulers could have stoned Him to death without any fuss as per the Old Law.

 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
  Seven Deadly Sins
I offer a comment for your consideration. What did Christ mean when He said holding the thoughts of Adultery in your mind too long is a sin? Do you think Jesus was differentiating between the results, punishment earned between grave and mortal sins? I cannot believe so. We all know that type of sin, as God told Ezechiel, resulted in the death of our souls. Christ was, as a Jew since christianity then was not yet formed and the Hebrews were still receiving the opportunity to repent, was talking about the Old Testament idea that sin was fornicating with the serpent. Careful what dreadful thoughts occupy your mind. Who knows I might just be right. Be even more careful when your mind wanders during prayer or the sacrifice. Who knows to whom or what you are communicating with.
 
  The Historic Jesus
I have read lately so many books on the historic Jesus by pseudo-christians, who try so hard to defend their version of Christ. How can they boast of their spin theology. How can they deny the scriptures they have rewritten themselves? Yet I do find it is one of the few scriptural quotations they have not changed. What is that quote? In the Old Law God said tell them, "I am who am". in the Passion of John when the temple guards were slain in the spirit as Christ said, "I am He", thus echoing His Father's position in eternity as The God of the beginning, now and the ever shall be where is history in that?
 
  The Holy Eucharist is Love and Charity:-
Love is love and for many, both inside and certainly outside the Church. They are the feelings born and nurtured in our sensual will where all the warm fuzzies congregate calling us down into the woeful abyss. They are the feelings in our bowels, the lowest passions, called such by the Church fathers and are those same feelings of which the Old Testament Hebrews knew and taught. But, Charity is the Law of Love that bonds us to Christ. It is a virtue called theological and will last us forever, if we are well disposed to and familiar with it. Charity is also the unity of love that is a sacrifice. Then when we find the Charity in the Eucharist, through our active dispositions and grace, it is for us a holy communion with Charity. This state can only exist and be present when we are correctly disposed to enter into a bond with the greatest act of Charity known to have been offered by a Man. It is written, “Greater Love has no man than He lay down His Life for another”.

How do we figure in that statement, we who are so imperfect? Can we really join in such a perfect sacrifice? It must be so, why would Christ have allowed Himself to be murdered by dreadful priests, Lawyers and conceited men who clung to power at such a dreadful cost of their souls and still say as they killed Him, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”. Therefore I claim the first part of our Charity, by obeying the Law of Love Jesus Himself, can be found in the Psalm 50 (Septuagint). “Holocausts give You no pleasure; a humbled, contrite heart is the sacrifice pleasing to God” What then would be a perfect holocaust? One cannot help but think, it is sacrificing our feelings to love as ourselves all those others we dislike and to ask for forgiveness for those who in their way persecute us, not disliking or blaming them for their behavior nor holding , in our hearts, enmity for them and for their actions. This must surely obtain Peace for us in our hearts

I truly will say that this offering of ourselves in Charity is more than the silly use of the word ‘looove’. A word stretched out and stressed in an exaggerated voice, by the pseudo holy ones. It is generous offering towards our neighbors and it is sacrificing our egos and not the abjection of ourselves demanded by others to their egos. It is true humility. In our small imperfect way, it is the action of Christ upon the Cross as dying for us His habitual use of Charity and Prayer did not desert Him. How could it? Charity is a habit in use perfected by prayer and practice just as Christ did.

Probably now as you think about what you have just read, it has come into your mind that if we have recriminations of any kind or reservations of any kind towards others and their behaviour etc towards us we should not go to be part of the Sacrifice, Sacrament of the Eucharist. Be not afraid because the Providential God has allowed for this. He gives us the Priest, the sacrificing minister on our behalf. This Man anointed (ordained) into the 'alter ego' of Jesus Christ. He is our mediator before God, the Church and our brothers and sisters. I mean he represents to us and for us Christ, His Mystical Body and our neighbor and when we go to him in the Sacrament of Penance he, our spiritual father as head of our parish and appointed by the Church, can therefore restore the bond of unity between God, the Church and neighbor? Consider this, sin we know is a triple separation, a breaking of the bond of unity, The three instances of this separation are from God, from the Church and from our brothers and sisters in Christ and in the confessional these separations are set aside.

Through the sacrament of Reparation and in no other way we have re-entered into the Grace that sanctifies and can take part in the unifying bond called the Eucharist

 
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