A Letter to the New Pope nikebrownsauthenticjerseys
Please let's get through the politics so the Church can truly have a new beginning.
First day in office let there be an announcement: there will now be married priests, women priests, gay priests (there are already many just kept a secret). All forms of abuse are strictly forbidden including any church denial or cover up. Life has no beginning and no ending since we are all spiritual beings. We should respect and support life in the womb, prisons, hospitals, ghettos, individual freedom, the dying and the deceased. We should respect and support all life!
We're done! It's not hard to make change when it is the truth. Let's take care of the politics, so everyone can get back to the purpose of the Church. Enough distraction. We all know the gender of the priest and the details of their private life is not what spirituality is about. There is too much spiritual need in the world! One billion people and more are wanting a spiritual home, a safe place to open their hearts and feel the peace and love of God.
Let the new church be an example of God's love. Let's share more forgiveness and preach less about guilt. Let us share the light as the answer to the world's darkness. The churches in the modern world, instead of being empty monuments of great architecture, will quickly fill up. And the shortage of priests will disappear overnight. Let's teach the beauty and gifts of the Sacraments. If everyone only knew that one small wafer contains all the peace of the world! If they only knew each wafer was perfect food for the heart and soul. There should be lines of people around the block waiting to eat this Bread and drink this Wine. This should be the mission of the new church. Let anyone and everyone come for spiritual food who hungers for it.
All should be welcome to come to church to simply be in the peace of God. God as Mother and Father are totally present. In the silence of the heart, God touches each of us. The church is our home. The world is very small. It's time to declare all Christian Churches members of the same family. The world's religions are our good neighbors. There is no need to preach against one group or another. Let's respect everyone no matter what are their beliefs.
Let's teach how the Desert Fathers went into solitude, silence, and found so much God. Let's teach the lives of the Saints and how they found sacredness in giving themselves to others. Let people learn the real meaning of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Poverty is not a calling to be poor and suffering but an invitation to simplicity, humility, and the abundance of God in our heart. Chastity is not about judging ourselves and others for their sexuality but a reminder of our innocence, purity, and inner light. Obedience is not a calling to follow blindly but to be committed to listen inside for truth. The true church awakens our conscience and with conscience a good life naturally follows. God is alive! As our awareness grows in our hearts, God grows in our lives. God is love!
May the new Pope be one of the people, one of great heart. May he/she be a healer of fear, an example of simple goodness, and brother/sister to everyone. Welcome new Pope!
We need you! We love you! Thank you for bringing us a fresh beginning!
There is so much one can say about B16s resignation. We can only speculate on the outcome of the conclave nikebrownsauthenticjerseys.com/WOMENS-JOE-THOMAS-JERSEY soon to assemble in Rome. Since Ratzinger has been such a careful politician over his entire career, it is hard for me to imagine that he has left the choice of his successor to chance.
With the stink from the "PaolotheButlerDidIt Affair" still hanging like acrid incense in the air, it could be very plausible that Ratzinger has quietly arranged to have his successor already fitted for his white cassock. The Butler Affair revealed, if nothing else, is that there are seismic tensions within the Vatican hierarchy that even the Panzer pope could not tame. Challenges galore ready for anyone who dares slip his big toe into the "shoes of the fisherman."
Nonetheless, to those of us still old enough to remember, miracles do happen: Angelo Roncalli, J23rd, defied the pundits and naysayers, and became what is arguably the greatest Christian apostle since Peter and Paul. IF, IF such a man could, or should emerge, I would be the first to cheer. But alas, I fear that we shall not see the like of J23rd again for at least another millennium.
May God grant you the good sense to spell correctly, capitalize correctly, use punctuation correctly and be most concerned with, above all, your own sins instead of those of others. As the Lenten prayer of Saint Ephrem the Syrian says:
Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit Kids Thomas Jersey of laziness, meddling, lust for power and idle chatter.
Instead, give me, your servant, a spirit of prudence, humility, patience and love.
Yes, Lord and King! Let me see my own sins and not judge others, for blessed are you forever.
Matthew 4: 1 11 says: "Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, 2 and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread." He said in reply, "It is written: 'One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.'" Then the devil took him to the holy city, and made him stand on the parapet of the temple, and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written: 'He will command his angels concerning you and 'with their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.'" Jesus answered him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.'" Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence, and he said to him, "All these I shall give to you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me." At this, Jesus said to him, "Get away, Satan! It is written: 'The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.'"Then the devil left him and, behold, angels came and ministered to him."
May you be free from the trite, shop worn cliche's of your American churchso lost and confused? It is this church that has abandoned the Truths of Holy Mother Church. It is these Truths that have been replaced with the false ideals, values and morality of a secularized neopagan America. A Church blinded by a mass media and intellectual class that spew immorality and hatred for the Church and Christ himself.
A Church existing in a nation that has abandoned our Heavenly Father and His Church by the murder of millions of innocent children; by reducing human sexuality to meaningless sport; by completely stripping marriage of its sacred dimension and by attempting to redefine marriage in a way opposed to God's design and intention; by acting according to a senseless moral relativism; by ever increasing attacks upon the Church; by its acceptance of nonChristian ideologies based on philosophical materialism and ideas and beliefs diametrically opposed to Holy Scripture and the teaching of the Church.
A Church that has no honor as it mocks the very things which have given it everything it has. There is nothing worse than an ungrateful child. We pray that you, Holy Father, will not see the church in America fall deeper into darkness as it continues to separate itself from Your Holiness and the Church universal.
I do question the motives and intentions of many who I have seen get on the "tear down the Catholic Church bandwagon", in response to the Church's scandal These people come across as so selfrighteous and concerned and caring and sympathetic and all of that when it come to the abuse of found in the RCC. It is odd how I never hear these same people express outrage and the rest when it come to the continuing scandel to be found within our public school systems. For your information the rate of sexual abuse within America's public schools is 100% higher than what was going within the Church.
It seems these people and Americans in general, including the mass media have very little if any sympathy for these victims of abuse.
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