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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tell me all your thoughts on God

'Cause I would really like to meet her.
Dear God, I pray, keep me away from all the people who I disagree with. But please don't kill me to make it happen. Amen.

[  ]  The Liturgy of the Mass is just one hour in a week, Ordinary Time.
15 minutes of two readings and a gospel. One predates Christ. The other post his death.
15 minutes of reflections and insights of the presiding clergy and reminders of our faith;
15 minutes in preparation of the gifts and lead-in to communion;
then concluding with a few words of the community's upcoming events.
"Go in peace." and reflect upon the words given today. Not the twenty or so seen on facebook every day. "Amen"

[  ]  But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
[  ]  Mark 10:21, Matthew 19:21, Luke:18:22
[  ]  "For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live because him."
[  ]  At the Ressurection, who will I be married to? According to Mark 12:25 and Matthew 22:30 and Luke 20:34-36
[  ]  The practice of petitioning Saints or Mary dates to the earliest days of Christianity...
[  ]  Matt 7:1 Judge not  (lest ye be judged)
[  ]  The constitution, the bible, and the instructions to my remote...
[  ]  Looking or the meaning of life... 
[  ]  Be charitable because you want to be 
[  ]  The Gospel according to four people

[  ]   Stardate 12747.27; 30 Sep 2012, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

My niece asks, "My friend is going to church tomorrow. She is christian. We're catholic. What is the difference between the two?"
I smiled, as I was about to proclaim a truth as well as a blasphemy against my fellow man in one thought.
"Catholics are one group of christians. Christians believe Christ lived, but not all believe in him the same way. Your friend calls herself 'christian' but, because I see she is Mexican, is more likely 'catholic' as well." As you see, it is very easy to confuse a 11-13 year old.
"Some believe Jesus is God," I continued. "Some see him as a prophet. Some see him as a form higher than us, but is not the same level as God. There are othe differences, not quite related to Christ. Saints, the holiness of his mother, differences with the authority of the pope. These caus divisions or 'schisms.' "
"Can she go to our church [Mass]?"
"Yes. We/they invite guests to attend. There may be certain rituals they may not join in though. For example communion." Although in this case, again, I am most certain she is catholic. Most devout ones, however, prefer that the family attend together. I said so. Sure enough, her mom declined the invitation for her daughter.

Daily scripture readings from the Missal... always read the WHOLE chapter
Numbers 11:25–29
James 5:1–6
Mark 9:38–48
Moses [rebuked a complainer], “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets! Would that the LORD might bestow his spirit on them [us] all!”
Jesus said [to a complainer]."Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, [or to come to harm]..."

If any part of you causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life and the kingdom of God maimed or crippled than to be whole and be thrown into Gehenna. This is NOT telling you to mutilate yourself. It IS saying that the alternative to doing wrong is comparable.

Today's message at Mass affirms my sermon to Terrilyn the previous night.
Those that have faith in God, with Jesus, contain the spirit of God and may proclaim so. One does not have to be ordained to preach. One does not have to be of a denomination to "be saved." There are those who cannot know Jesus, but nevertheless do good acts. Then there are those who do not recieve the message due to impairement, poverty and distance from civilization. Those peoples are not condemned anymore than newborns or those lacking of social requirements.

Therefore, go out and do good deeds, with no thought of rewards or recognition... Amen.

[  ]  Other readings of interet... Gen / Gen 2:22 / Matt 6 / Matthew 19:24 / James 5:1–6 / Religions are fairy tales


[  ]  I am not here to persecute Mormons...

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