Ideology is an idea to which one attempts to change the logic of reality, so that even though reality does not change, one’s perspective of control over reality becomes more self-congratulatory with the adrenaline of power cutting off reason from charity. Ideology is a frustrating lack of wisdom.
The Blah Blah Synod™ proclaims that it is against ideology. That must mean that The Blah Blah Synod™ is instead all about Jesus: if we love Him, we will keep his commandments. That demands humility, a listening to the truth of just how it is we stand before the Living Truth, Jesus. That requires pristine Christology, true Christian anthropology, and assent to the morality explicated to us by Natural Law and Divine Revelation and the guidance of Holy Mother Church. If this is what The Blah Blah Synod™ is all about, perhaps I am wrong to be so satirical. However…
The Blah Blah Synod™ also makes in known that it is against division by Division-Shaming™ those who stand with Jesus as He Himself brings to us the sword of division, the sword of truth: “You’re divisive!” the masters of The Blah Blah Synod™ shriek, “You’re divisive!” Being against division means that The Blah Blah Synod™ is itself ideology, spitting in the Face of Him who is unity if we but stand with Him. Truth is not admixed with falsehood. Truth is divided from lies. The gates of heaven are closed to liars, those who hate Jesus with all their heart and soul and mind and strength, you know, because He is the unmanipulatable living Truth.
- “But Father George! Father George! You’re being divisive! That’s THE mortal sin, like, the only sin there is, and stuff! We need to cut you off, Father George! You’re doing great damage!”
But the last word from the last verses of the last book of the Sacred Scriptures, the Apocalypse:
- “Let the unrighteous continue to be unrighteous, and the vile continue to be vile; let the righteous continue to practice righteousness, and the holy continue to be holy” (Apocalypse 22:11).
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This morning as I approached The Lord with a humble and contrite heart for Communion, a little child (maybe 24 months?) ran ahead of his mother (I noticed her struggling with this whipper-snapper during Mass!) and stood right in front of me with his arms crossed over his chest and facing the Deacon; The Deacon blessed him, then motioned for the child to “exit, stage right,” but the little lamb stood there, unmoved, gazing up at him – Deacon and I both chuckled as the mother gently retrieved her bundle of joy.
No doubt everyone thought “Suffer the little ones to come unto me” or “The Kingdom of Heaven is for such as these.”
Naturally, I thought of you, Father! What a bundle of joy you must have been to your mother at Mass!
Not quite so pious. Lots of stories from that age. Yikes!
Goodness! There is so much wrong with that logo. In no particular order:
The Bishop is not leading, but “accompanying” – just part of the group. Even farther behind is the man/spirit of “straw.” Uh-huh, yeah. To what or to where do they go? The image could be an analogy for John 6:58-60
The liberal Gospel would have Jesus running after those who left, trying to explain himself. Just as in this logo they have the “force” in their preferred place. “Get thee behind me, Lord…”
Looking at the logo for “Synod 2021 2023 For a synodal Church” (see link to logo below) I find there is no Crucifix; there may be a suggestion of a decapitated cross or corpus made of straw (see orange brush strokes) under a disk of the same colour and hanging over a group of people. The people are coloured variously – black, red, yellow, blue and green (does the fact that no-one is designated white mean anything?) and presumably represent the Church. The disk appears to represent the sun, or perhaps the Inca sun-god given how his mother and spouse, Pachamama, was feted at the Synod on the Amazon in Rome just 2 years ago.https://www.catholic.org.au/images/Synodal_Church.jpg
It might just be me but that logo doesn’t seem Catholic, its makeup rather suggesting a nasty little ideological package.