Friday, February 18, 2011

I WONDER HOW MANY CATHOLICS HAVE AN IMAGE IN THEIR MIND OF THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT, MILITANT AND SUFFERING WHEN THEY ATTEND MASS?

Granted that the image below is a pietistic, devotional, artistic rendering of the three forms of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church present at every Mass, but I wonder how many Catholics today realize this about the Mass? Very few I suspect.

9 comments:

-Brian said...

To Do That... They would have to know the Church is Tripartite, No?

Anonymous said...

Three

Frajm said...

That number might be a bit high?

R. E. Ality said...

I hope and believe that at least two out of tahe three fare much better than that Those who have read Scott Hahn's "The Lamb's Supper" should do better than most. We should all be praying for the faithful departed and the souls in Purgatory, but not sure how many have an image of Purgatory in mind. I personally flunk the image part on that one.

Frajm: Any chance you will start an in depth discussion about (1) does prayer change God's mind? and(2) does God have emotions? Time;eternity;emotion=change, etc. now;can perfection change?

Templar said...

This one certainly does, but he had to learn it on his own since he was never taught it in CCD

SqueekerLamb said...

Didn't learn it in Cathlic Schools either. Like, Templar, I had to learn it on my own.

Two resources
Fr. Larry Richard's "The Mass Revealed" and
Scott Hahn's "The Lamb's Supper"

Who's to blame for the lack of understanding about the Mass?
What to do about it?

Now I image in myind allthe angels and choirs of heaven when we say/sing the Sanctus.
At other times I image myself as part of a Cathoic family, both present with me at Mass and throught out the world.
Will do more to remember and image in my mind the Chruch Suffering.
Thanks for the reminder.

True Catholic said...

I would suggest that prayer is not designed to "change God's mind" but to conform us to God's will.

Does God have a mind that can change? Are we not being thoroughly anthropomorphic when we speak of God's "mind"?

Was God, in Godself (I hate the term, but you know what I mean), actually "grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain."? (Gen 6:6)

Now, we have a HEART involved - is there a theocardiologist in the house?

The human mind is inextricably linked to the grey matter 'tween the ears which is inextricably linked to the neurons which feed it data which is linked to the NEED our minds have for such data.

It is an interesting question, philosophically, neurologically, and theologically.

Robert Kumpel said...

What's so bad about pietistic?

Frajm said...

Maybe I should have used "parable" like artist rendering?