Friday, May 05, 2006

Some Pertinent Questions 2

+J.M.J.A. Forever!

But above all the arguments and all, deep in my heart, we all don't hate the Pope. We love him! and We do pray very much for him. The very fact that we attend the tridentine mass it is because we want to adhere to the faith, the religion, the catholicism of all times! Jesus said anyway that he is the Way, the Truth and the Life etc. Jesus is yesterday, today and Forever!This is something that is very very fundamental. It is not because we want to rebel.. as some might want to argue. Deep down in my heart, I am just a Roman Catholic, hoping and praying that the pope will one day again stand, facing the altar, make the sign of the cross, and start by saying the Introibo ad altare dei. etc. .. Judica me deus ..., praying and hoping, and someday, as Mother Mary said in the Fatima apparitions, "My Immaculate Heart will Triumph", the Catholic Church will be restored back to her former glory.
-- till later on.
an excerpt from the bible:
Ecclesiasticus 38:16-39
16 My son, shed tears over the dead, and begin to lament as if thou hadst suffered some great harm, and according to judgment cover his body, and neglect not his burial. 17 And for fear of being ill spoken of weep bitterly for a, day, and then comfort thyself in thy sadness. 18 And make mourning for him according to his merit for a day, or two, for fear of detraction. 19 For of sadness cometh death, and it overwhelmeth the strength, and the sorrow of the heart boweth down the neck. 20 In withdrawing aside sorrow remaineth: and the substance of the poor is according to his heart.
21 Give not up thy heart to sadness, but drive it from thee: and remember the latter end. 22 Forget it not: for there is no returning, and thou shalt do him no good, and shalt hurt thyself. 23 Remember my judgment: for also shall be so: yesterday for me, and today for thee. 24 When the dead is at rest, let his remembrance rest, and comfort him in the departing of his spirit. 25 The wisdom of a scribe cometh by his time of leisure: and he that is less in action, shall receive wisdom.
25 "A scribe"... That is, a doctor of the law, or, a learned man.
26 With what wisdom shall he be furnished that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad, that driveth the oxen therewith, and is occupied in their labours, and his whole talk is about the offspring of bulls? 27 He shall give his mind to turn up furrows, and his care is to give the kine fodder. 28 So every craftsman and workmaster that laboureth night and day, he who maketh graven seals, and by his continual diligence varieth the figure: he shall give his mind to the resemblance of the picture, and by his watching shall finish the work. 29 So doth the smith sitting by the anvil and considering the iron work. The vapour of the fire wasteth his flesh, and he fighteth with the heat of the furnace. 30 The noise of the hammer is always in his ears, and his eye is upon the pattern of the vessel he maketh.
31 He setteth his mind to finish his work, and his watching to polish them, to perfection. 32 So doth the potter sitting at his work, turning the wheel about with his feet, who is always carefully set to his work, and maketh all his work by number: 33 He fashioneth the clay with his arm, and boweth down his strength before his feet: 34 He shall give his mind to finish the glazing, and his watching to make clean the furnace. 35 All these trust to their hands, and every one is wise in his own art.
36 Without these a city is not built. 37 And they shall not dwell, nor walk about therein, and they shall not go up into the assembly. 38 Upon the judges' seat they shall not sit, and the ordinance of judgment they shall not understand, neither shall they declare discipline and judgment, and they shall not be found where parables are spoken: 39 But they shall strengthen the state of the world, and their prayer shall be in the work of their craft, applying their soul, and searching in the law of the most High.


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