Saturday, 8 November 2014
#synod14 - a peasant Catholic view
So, what was it all about? In the main . . . . . . not what it seemed to be about. It seemed to be about the family. Then it seemed to be about re-marrieds and homosexuals receiving Holy Communion.
But it wasn't.
It was about the formation of the remnant. It was about God giving us a glimpse of what is to come. Helping us. Guiding us. It was about narrowing our gaze to the words of the Christ and clinging to them. Purifying us.
It was asking us all DID HE LIE? Did He? When he said the gates of Hell would not prevail? When he said 'This is my Body'? DID HE LIE?
No, he didn't lie. And for a peasant Catholic that's all that matters. Bishops don't matter and Cardinals don't matter unless they are upholding our beautiful teaching. They don't matter and banging on about them too much is a distraction of which the evil spirit must be proud.
We cannot be deflected from bringing up the subject of what we believe and why we believe it at every opportunity. We cannot be diverted from going house to house, street by street with our wonderful treasure. Winning the daily battles in the war for our salvation.
We can be grateful to God for giving us such Holy men to encourage us as those who have spoken out: Burke, Pell, Schneider etc. Of course, it would be wonderful to have them all speaking out and proclaiming that Jesus Christ is on earth in His human nature ONLY in the Blessed Sacrament but that is a fantasy. We have a few good and holy men. We have enough.
You can't be too stupid to trust God knows what he is doing but you can be too clever.
A grateful peasant Catholic.