Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jesus "Challenges" Catholics

An interesting compilation by a Catholic priest of things he always seems to want to do or believe, but Jesus seems to want him to do or believe something else. Take a look at it, as it's rather thought-provoking.

I've arranged my own compilation along those same lines, also from the point of view of a Catholic, but with a slightly different angle:

I want to call my priest "Father," and He says, "Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven."

I want to pray to God through the saints and their statues, and He says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

I want to be saved by living a good life, and He says, "By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

I want to believe only the Pope is God's personal vicar and holy representative on Earth, and He says, "There is no respect of persons with God."

I want to call Mary the 'Mother of God', and He says, "Whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother."

I want to do all of these things anyway, because they are all long-standing traditions in my Church, and He says, "Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition."

2 comments:

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Again, excellent post!

Son3 said...

Again, thank you, Johann!

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