Tuesday, October 6, 2015
REPACING SELF WITH GOD, POPE FRANCIS WARNS, IS ROOT OF ALL DISORDER IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, EACH OTHER AND EARTH--WHAT ORIGINAL AND ACTUAL SIN IS!
In Laudato Si, Pope Francis reminds us that in the Book of Genesis, we are taught "that human life is grounded in three fundamental and closely intertwined relationships, with God, with our neighbor and with the earth itself. According to the Bible, these three vital relationships have been broken, both outwardly and within us. This rupture is sin. The harmony between the Creator, humanity and creation was disrupted by our presuming to take the place of God and refusing to acknowledge our creaturely limitations...As a result, the original harmonious relationship between God, human beings and nature became conflictual."
Then Pope Francis quotes his predecessor, Saint Pope John Paul II:
"I remember when Saint John Paul II said: “Error and evil must always be condemned and opposed; but the man who falls or who errs must be understood and loved… we must love our time and help the man of our time” (John Paul II, Address to the Members of Italian Catholic Action, 30 December 1978). The Church must search out these persons, welcome and accompany them, for a Church with closed doors betrays herself and her mission, and, instead of being a bridge, becomes a roadblock: “For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brethren” (Heb 2:11)."
So to those who say that Pope Francis will continue the rupture in the ecology of truth that is of God and then set himself up as God by okaying same-sex marriage, Holy Communion for those in second unions while their first valid sacramental marriage still exists are deluded and aren't reading what the pope says about acting as God.
And they understand Jesus Christ even less than they understand the pope when they think that Jesus was opposed to meeting and redeeming those who live in sin.