Some additional thoughts -- Mother Theresa Part II

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  1. CatholicConvert

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    Having posted a thread in which I pretty much trashed Mother Theresa, I have spent the last week in considerable thought regarding her and what she did. And regarding my life as a professing Christian.

    This week of further thinking about her was in part stimulated by my further reading of Fr. Reginald LaGrange Garoue's excellent book on the musings of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John of the Cross.

    The third chapter of the book stresses how love is the bond of perfection. This is, of course, in line with St. Paul's divine writings in 1 Corin. 13:

    1Co 13:4 ΒΆ Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

    5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

    6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

    7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.


    Well, let's see.....

    Just about everything that I don't do in my life.....

    And I had the nerve to criticize her life. Seems I should be spending more time shutting my yap and developing, by the grace of God, these principles in my life.

    So I write with a sense of having shot off my mouth when I really had no business doing so. As our Lord said "...for by that standard by which you judge....SO SHALL YOU BE JUDGED."

    Ouch!

    What she did or didn't do is between her and the Lord Jesus Christ. I will do well to pay attention to the areas of deficit in my life and be less critical of others.

    God is God.....I am not.

    End of story.

    Brother Ed
     
  2. MikeS

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    Hi Brother Ed,

    God turns all things into opportunities for good. Clearly you have taken advantage of this opportunity.

    I just love the way God works in us! [​IMG]
     
  3. CatholicConvert

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    Hello Brother Mike --

    Clearly I have felt like an idiot and a great sinner all week.

    I am going to be warming the confessional this Sunday. Been a very humbling week for me, and not just because of what I said here. Seems almost as if God took a dash of His grace from me so that I could be reminded of what I am without Him being very close to me and holding me up in His hand.

    It has not been a good week, but hopefully it perhaps is one of God's more chastening lessons to me that I might fall more on His grace.

    Cordially in Christ,

    Brother Ed
     
  4. Bro. Curtis

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    Brother Ed.....

    I had a very dear friend at my church. I looked up to him from day one. He's big, loud, and rowdy, just like me.

    One night we were discussing the JKV, and he told me about how the Hebrew and Greek languages are dead, and we need to translate all future bibles in other languages from the KJV, and not the original texts. This particular discussion happened after a concert (50 voice chorus, 27 piece orchestra), and during the refreshment/fellowship time after the show.

    All I did was tell him I didn't agree. That I thought the KJV actually has some verses that do injustice to the original texts.

    He yelled at me, in front of aboyt 350 people, (and he can yell) that there was no possible way I could trust God, and not believe the way he did. He went further, and told me his kids and mine couldn't be together anymore, 'cuz he was afraid of my daughter corrupting his kids. Everybody in the whole place heard him, and I was mortified, and wanted to hide.

    I couldn't feel comfortable talking with anyone about this, since this guy is such a pillar in the church, head of the Sunday School, and all that. So what was my recourse ? My brothers and sisters here at the ole' B.B.

    What this guy believes is between him and the Lord, but his heretic teaching should be exposed. Do you agree ?

    You are the only Catholic that I have seen who will admit the mistakes the church makes, and the only one I have seen display anger when the church lets you down.

    And just perhaps, I said something I shouldn't have about her, but I really can't regret it, since that is how I feel about her. (And I felt like that about her before your thread)

    I'm willing to bet most people here very much enjoyed, and appreciated your challenge to your catholic brothers and sisters to defend her, or expose her.

    I really hope you continue to speak your mind, brother Ed, and not hold back when things (like me) irritate you.

    Anyhodilly....
     
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    Gee Curtis, after all that, I will be expecting you to spend much more time haggling with Protestants on this board that you don't agree with. Ya right. This story sounds like another baptist sect about to unfold.
     
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    I dunno, thess.....

    I have had arguments and bitter disagreements with a lot of folks here, including but not lmimted to , Dr Griffin, Johnv, MikeMck, Joshua Villanes, just to name a few. And several have lambasted me with the same stuff, so it goes all around.

    But none of these guys ever claimed to have fullness of truth, either, so our arguments get settled without resentment, for the most part.
     

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