Blessed are those who are cursed and scorned in Jesus’ name.
Written by: Carolyn Hileman
Up until now I have held my silence concerning the new Pope, being of Catholic faith I have looked on with interest. To be honest I believe that people are putting way to much importance on the selection of the Pope. Yes, I am aware that the former Pope was a great man and that the new one shows signs of being one as well. That being said he is just that a man. He is not God or Jesus; he is just a man with hopes and dreams just like the rest of us.
What I find interesting, almost humorous is the liberal press and their hope to sway the Catholic Church. Now we all know if given a chance they would have given their right arm to have a chance to filibuster this decision. How dare the church not listen to them, after all they know what ails our world. It isn’t that the church has become to worldly on the contrary according to them it simply is not worldly enough.
Why we should have woman priests, we should have Gay priests, we should conform to their views of religion but we didn’t. This is a time that I am very proud of the Catholic Church, we didn’t listen to a word they said and brought forth exactly the opposite as they were campaigning for. We stood our ground, we showed them we were not of them, that we answer to a higher court one of which they simply have no influence.
God calls for us to be different, because if we are not different from everyone else then how can they see us and want what we have. Make no mistake they want what we have but with conditions, they want the power of the Catholic Church but with their views and their decisions. That simply is not how this works; a true Church that follows Jesus’ teachings cannot bend to public favor. The cross simply cannot sway any way the wind blows or it has no significance.
Once again we have set our selves apart; we have said we will not follow the teachings of your world. We have chosen to follow Jesus and the liberals just cannot stand that, watch the news, read the articles, listen to the numerous ways they seek to undermine the new Pope and the followers of Jesus and be proud. Our reward is not in this world, blessed are those who are cursed and scorned in Jesus’ name.