Yesterday I posted this.
" Prophets and others
"I have given you a prophet", says the Lord. Filled with disgust he will stand solitary against he tide of evil, of the sin and the filth flooding My Church. He is My Mother's delight and her hero. Believe him or believe him not at your peril. He will stamp on the devil and his serpents and his power will sustain my church. This is My word, the Word made Flesh"
Some read it and turned it off. Some hissing and spitting like serpents, I hear, exploded with some kind of passion, thinking with some kind of annoyance, "How dare he claim this". Some I understand wanted to know more about me". Why because they are perhaps too trusting? Off course it is not me, so those who have unsheathed their fangs close your mouths.
First of all, let me remind you that it is Pope Benedict of whom I speak. Get your minds in gear and think, pray before you comment. Christ was, and in order of these names "a Hebrew Christian". Jew first then head of the christian family later. That is he was a member of the Hebrew Religious Community formed by God for His benefit. Only Hebrews can judge this first part of His Life and He was bound to follow His Father's laws. The Apostles had to, before His death, see Him as a completely practicing Hebrew and understand how the Law was to be fulfilled by Him. They saw themselves as a community of brothers under the law. When they finally believed He was the Son of God, He was then the Son of the Law. They also knew by His actions He was not above Jewish Custom yet and Jewish family Law had to take precedence. He was the eldest Son of the Father, He was the Word and Law of God. Therefore to them He had as the Elder Brother act , defend, guide and rule the Family. This was Jewish Law. Therefore in naming Peter as the elder brother was very acceptable to them. The Pope of Rome, Peters successor, blowing off the conceit of man who wants no one but himself to the leader, is the Elder Brother of Christianity, Christ's family.
By the way I am just the messenger, don't shoot me. Mostly you miss and as usual you hit your foot. I am as Mary says, " Just a mouth". Whacko and crazy I might be to most, but I am not in any sense foolish or stupid
Labels: bishops pope, elder brother, Religious Community.