Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Gays and Divorcees: A new attitude and behavior from the Vatican
Without showing the Spirit of Christ for the 18 months he became Pope, and even before as the Argentinian cardinal, Pope Francis could not have convened this synod.
If you just read your Bible and allowing for the trap of time and place, especially our history over the last 2,000 years, something like this was going to happen.
Those who live by the good book with no prayer much less the Spirit of Christ will never arrive here.
It was appropriate that NYT would use a photo like this in their story.
You don't see the Pope waving the Bible like some popular Protestant preachers are apt to do.
The Apostle Peter was praying when the vision of a large sheet of all sorts of forbidden animals appeared and he was told to prepare them for his meal. The Church had and will continue to have such moments.
The Bible circumscribe the Spirit of Christ and the Spirit gives the Bible life. You need both, not just one, the Bible. or you become like the religious teachers of Jesus' day when he often had quarrels with them.
Homsexuality and Divorce are both wrong. That hasn't change. What change is our behavior and attitude toward them. There is a time and place for everything.
Update: Oct 15, 6:35am
Progress HuffPost? Hardly!
The HuffPost and other "progressives" read it wrong. The media is not very helpful here either but manages to let in a glimmer of light. I quote from the article.
While the text did not signal any change in the Church's condemnation of homosexual acts or its opposition to gay marriage, it used language that was less judgmental and more compassionate than past Vatican statements under previous popes.
The Roman Catholic Church unlike many Protestants ones is simply large enough as children of a God big enough to deal with this in the most Christ like way they have learned. Especially after the Pope 18 months of showing the way at the personal level.
The Church business is to open its doors to sinners when throwing them out has become a very bad idea. Into its fold it admit uncountable liars, thieves, adulterers, you name it, patiently bearing with and waiting for them to be ready for salvation. It is just about to officially embrace more in like manner. It is the Gospel in action, the Spirit of Christ moving. Something Lawrence Khong, Focus on the Family etc., didn't understand but thought they do.
Posted by PengYou at 7:18 AM