I worked for a department store in Georgia owned by New York’s Macy’s but named Davision’s so as not to insult confederate sensitivities about carpet baggers from the north profiting off of poor southerners. Thus, it seems to me when it comes to consumerism, businesses and being an entrepreneur this meme would be excellent. But not so much for the Roman Catholic Church. Yet someone in the National Conference of Catholic Bishops thought this was just “peachy” to use a Georgian phrase:
As I scratch the peach fuzz on my head (to borrow a Georgia phrase) I have to wonder why there is no mention of the Most Holy Trinity, the Word of God, Sacred Tradition and the Deposit of Faith.
Why is there no mention of Jesus Christ? His call to repentance? His call to go and sin no more?
Why is there no mention of death, judgement, heaven hell, euphemistically called, “the last four things?”
Why is there no mention of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Communion of Saints and all the angels in the eternity of heaven where the “elect” live forever perfectly recreated in the image and likeness of God?
Why is there no mention of the obligation to attend Mass each and every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation and to make one’s “Easter Duty” each year and this is inclusive of each and every Catholic in the world, no Catholic is excluded.
Why is there no mention of apologetics as a means to dialogue?
Why is there no mention of listening to both each other and most importantly to God?
And when it comes to “innovation” can we temper that by saying that Catholicism can’t be built or lived upon cliches, sound bytes, fads, trends and the world. What about being counter cultural and swimming against the tide. Why are those cliches not used?
Down here in Dixie, with Georgia on my mind, I would like to be a rebel on this rainy night in Georgia while I’m sitting on the dock of the bay wondering why the devil went down to Georgia and became a master in Augusta.