These flowers for the Immaculate Conception are very near the hermitage, what with this orchid tree being trimmed back by the donkey in the nearby pasture. It’s not planted there on purpose. It’s just a happenstance orchid tree at the edge of a pasture, in a reasonable sort of way in God’s way of doing things, of course. It seems there are two types of flowers, the open petals kind and the hang below on a rope kind. Male and female? Yes, everything that God creates has a rhyme and a reason. It all proclaims that we should be in humble reverence before Him. And when we do that, the humble reverence thing, it is always a flower for the Immaculate Conception.
I’ve been thinking that there’s no rhyme or reason to Amoris laetitia, unless, perhaps, you know, in the permissive will of God. I’m thinking of the prophet Nathan. You remember what he does with King David? “You’re the man,” and all that? Yes, I’m thinking about that, about field hospitals, about taking advantage of women to put a feather in one’s theological cap (AL 49). I think I need to write about this much more incisively. However, it was brought to my attention that I was dead wrong about what I wrote in my first foray about this (Amoris laetitia 351 Unrepentant, active prostitutes, absolution, Communion?). But, I can’t see where I was wrong, or what the interpretation could possibly be if not what I wrote. It all seems quite inescapable. It is not enough to say that we must interpret things with a hermeneutic of continuity, for it seems to me that regarding what I wrote about AL 49, there is no precedent whatsoever, nor could there be. Is there a precedent?
Here’s the challenge: tell me why I’m wrong. Click on the link above and tell me what the interpretation should be. Or, are the prostitutes not worth it? Just who do we think we are, we who have tortured Jesus to death with our sins? Help me out here. If I’m about to do something stupid, stop me. That will be your flower for the Immaculate Conception. But if I am right, I intend to bring a whole bouquet of flowers to her. I’ll let this post hang here for a while, in hopes of some good responses. Don’t hesitate to do this. Don’t just watch. I need your help.