Shock at the lack of respect for the Eucharist
Earlier I had written my opinion on how those who wish to receive Holy Communion should be instructed.
It does not matter who they are, who come to receive, but they should be in a State of the Grace that makes us saints. In fact our religion that depends so much on outward signs of inward grace must or should exclaim with shock at the attitudes and state of many who receive Holy Communion today. It is the worst kind of scandal for children to learn from when they see and learn how parents and friends receive the Body and Blood of Christ. Anyone who denies those, who were the subject of the previous blog, http://mikehurcum.blogspot.com/2011/07/disgust-at-lack-of-discernment-at-gay.html
the right to receive Holy Communion after making the effort to receive on their part should be put straight in their thoughts and actions. There are too many in the Church who are, “holier than thou”. A sin I might add against the Holy Spirit, in being envious of another's spiritual good. It is said we cannot judge and use human terms to give opinions of any criticisms. Criticisms that cause us in the main to shudder inwardly as our conscience may too have been poked with a sword point. We can judge but not sentence and that is the real problem because we cannot sentence which we so often tend to do. It is only God who knows how badly we have offended Him and He is just in both sentence and reward.
Priests have to or do on the average what they are ordered to do. Some have at times a highly exalted feel for their perceived situation. This is more so among bishops and higher than among our parish priests. The Sacrificial Minister, this is what they are, are amongst us to administer the Sacraments, God's Holy Mysteries, the most of important of which is the forgiveness of sins. No matter what we are taught Catholics without Baptism, Confession and the Last rites which must involve the Sacrament of Confession, Reparation and Reconciliation will not reach Heaven. We can go every mass we can and our presence there, does not mean we will earn salvation. Atonement, Reparation and a sincere desire not to sin, to avoid it at any cost earn us a place in Heaven, the city of God and eternal joy. If we lose our way then we will live an eternity of eternal hatred, that is a given fact as promised by Jesus who will judge us perfectly. If Priests are the forgiveness of sins by God's directive then we are just as decidedly the penitents and unless we are of heroic virtue, we will always be so.
A priest at the Sacrament of Confession can forgive all sins if he sees we are truly penitent the only exception is the inheritance we receive from Adam and Eve as a I mean our heritage. A heritage that just might be from its later results as close to a genetic condition as posible. Anyone can go to a priest to confess their sins but must not, not receive Holy Communion until he receives a solemn Baptism from a Sacrificial Minister. The Baltimore and the Penny catechisms state it this way, “Anyone can baptize in an emergency, but when the state of emergency abates, a solemn baptism from a minister of baptism must be applied”. Not even the Catholic Church can change that or make Christ break His eternal promise, "whose sins you shall forgive shall be forgiven". Of course we will always hear the new but false claim of the Baptism of Desire. Well the last Popes have all stated and written that Vatican 2 could not change dogma or Church teachings. Well desire dies over time when not fulfilled. Look at the young man who questioned Christ about becoming a follower and Christ told Him the ways by which he could, the young man, become a full Christian. The young man did two out of the three actions Christ demanded of him. The last action was not palatable to the young man. He could not give up the riches of the world. Riches often described by Christ in the scriptures as sinful or causing sin. The young man left. To give up these riches one must today confess them to a priest, appointed as such by the Apostolic Tradition, who will administer to you one of the three ritual acts as instituted by Christ, Baptism, Confession or the Last Rites. Notice in scriptures Christ always sent those He healed to see the Jewish priests, the Levites. Take notice He sent them in His Day to the Temple for forgiveness, now He is no longer with us do you not think that the Levites in the Catholic Church have some grace to perform as Christ showed us they did in the Temple in Jerusalem, or was Paul wrong when he wrote, “God never took away His gifts”. Personally as is His wont He allows them even to sinners of the most awful kind, but never supports them for long.
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