Pfft. Here’s the deal. Jesus is the One, the Only One, yesterday, today – right now, and tomorrow, the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega, the One who was, who is, and who is to come, the Almighty.
Being one with Jesus doesn’t take us away from the present and throw us into the past, although Jesus also connects us in the present to those in the past.
Being one with Jesus doesn’t take us away from the present and throw us into the future, although Jesus also connects us in the present to those in the future.
We are one Body in the Body of Christ, Christ the Head, we the members. I find Jesus to be enthralling. He is my Life. He is the Truth, my only Way. I know that not because I’m a good guy, but because I’m from hell but have received His forgiveness.
To insult Jesus as nothing more than a source of nostalgic disease when He is associated with the Traditional Latin Mass, for instance, that insult is… well… wait for it… an insult to Jesus. I don’t like that. I don’t like that at all.
“Out with the old! In with me!” is the Promethean self-absorbed shriek of today into the future. Well, I’ll just stay with Jesus.
Making breakfast this morning I listened to EWTN evening news from I think it was 9 May 2023 on YouTube. There was some sister as a guest saying how effervescently excited she was, just bubbly altogether, that everything is new, and so today, what with women voting on faith and morals in the Synod on Synodality.
And everyone’s fine with all that, not seeing the forest for the trees. The problem is not that women are voting, but that there is voting at all. Instead of listening to Jesus, we listen to fallen human nature. This is how the Jesuits have perverted the discernment of spirits of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Follow your fallen human nature and the result is your own personal doctrine and morality and spiritual life and liturgy! All yours! All about you! Forget Jesus! Don’t be backwardists! Always forward! until… until…
4 responses to “Diseased backwardists! I’ll punch’em in the face! Grr!”
Dear Father George,
I’m sorry Father but I feel a rant coming on. Lately, when I read what has been unfolding publicly, particularly since Pope Benedict XVI was been called Home, I ask my guardian angel what can I do this time to sooth the Heart of Jesus? I somehow wonder if Pope Benedict XVI was a restrainer because it seems that things in Rome and around the world Church have gone into an excellerated spiral, downward course. Just for starters, I don’t like way the clergy are being attacked from within and cancelled or even worse. Its very distressing. That’s just one thing.
I respect the office of the Papacy but I don’t like what is going on there. It’s as bad as watching a beloved family member skirting the flames of hell. It is not meant as a judgment on them but in my own spiritual life I discern that I don’t want to follow them off the cliff. So many people are confused or lead astray and its not surprising. How can you evangalize when you know that the moral values, etc. are being perverted and the head of your church is supporting the changes? Good is bad and bad is good. My heart feels wrenched when I think of what God is enduring from us. God is so good!!
I hang onto the coat tails of the Jesus, Mary and Joseph for dear life and pray, pray, pray. I feel my prayers seen so inadequate in the face of so much hurt that people are facing. But then I reflect and remember that God is in control!! The Good Shepherd is on the cliffs, rescuing his sheep. Jesus has his warriors in place fighting in the battlefield of life. Jesus has sent His good Mother to lead us in this battle. The Holy Spirit is changing the harden hearts of man and bringing the light into the darkness. The trumpets are sounding and victory is the Lord’s!!! Thanks be to God!!
God bless you Father George and all those here.
You sum-up today’s sad situation well, Catherine. Like yours, “My heart feels wrenched when I think of what God is enduring from us” but as you say, “God is so good!!” and what you wrote in your last paragraph encourages me. Thank you. Times are so dark and growing darker still that we need to encourage each other.
I have also wondered about Pope Benedict possibly being the “restrainer”. As you say, matters went “into an excellerated spiral, downward course” once his papacy ended. Thankfully Our Lady reminded us at Fatima that, no matter what comes or goes, her Immaculate Heart will triumph. All will be well in the end.
But yet the Son of Man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8 D-R)
I remember when Promethean Neo-Pelagians were all the rage across the Catholic blogosphere. I think a blogging priest was even peddling coffee cups with that phrase. I used to like to say Jesus built his Church on a rock, not a marshmallow.