A idea for you to consider
A couple of blogs ago I posed some questions you might have wished to ponder. You may have found some benefit in the results. Let me suggest one or two more.
I stress the difference in the formation of these questions, I could have used either would or should. It is like the dreadful phrase, which freezes my mind when I see how Mankind gives our opinion on Jesus and His works. This is a situation where we often offer as prayers our opinions to God. We do not ask for His Will to be done but rather do this for us as it is our opinion you should. In today's world we can understand that many of us think God did not get it right but needs our advice to succeed. This is the norm as we pray. The phrase which I was referring
to is "What would Jesus do?". A dreadful error, it should be, "What did Jesus do?". This leaves our ego out of it and as Jesus did, (always the will of His Father) so must we do likewise. Remember if we do not do His Will now there will be a time when we will do it and certainly I feel many of us face to face with the Just Judge will not like His sentence.
Now I feel that mankind more often than not, does circumscribe God's needs from us and for us. Yet it is only God who forbids Himself. A strange phrase it is the only way that I can express
what I find in Habakkuk
and in one or two of the Psalms especially the Miserere
. We are told and it is quoted in the Doctrine on Purgatory that God is so beautiful He cannot see anything ugly. Ugly as sin comes to my mind. He certainly does stop being present interiorly
for those who sin. David asked, "Do not turn Your Face from me, nor take your Holy Spirit away". St Basil told us, "It is easy to loose the Holy Spirit but very hard to reclaim Him".
Shall we say, to pacify your roaring and denial, God avoids those places where sin is present. The question in a previous blog, "Was does God share His Temple with His enemies?"
To help you with the following question the answer of which gives rise to a greater understanding of Mary, the Mother of God. Here then is what I have been leading up to. "Did, would or could God put His Seed in a dirty cup?"
Let me make a fact clear. Very early on in this blog I used a article I read translated I add into catholic orthodox thinking, from the byzantine orthodox church, on how Mary could not be judged by the Catholic or her cousins the protestant churches but could be only judged by her Jewish
roots. The blog explains how Mary fulfilled Jewish Deuteronomy's
Law for inheritance. The unfortunate part was the explanation was very incomplete for if there is a law for material things then we are also circumscribed by the spiritual law of inheritance. St. Paul explains this as, "Heirs to the Kingdom of God".
The next question is, "How were we disinherited and what did we loose?"
Then the biggie, "What is the spiritual order of inheritance in creation? and, "And who was first to receive Grace in order to inherit the holy, sanctified spirituality we were destined for in this world, before sin entered?" The answer to that is in one the Wisdom Books. It is an awkward question to formulate and probably harder to understand but if we receive our estate from our father, who is the legatee after we have proceeded on to eternity or fell asleep in the Lord?
Labels: Grace Wisdom Books Deuteronomy, Holy Spirit