Saturday, July 12, 2008

Yeah, I'm a bible thumper...

Having some fun in the photo studio today....

6 comments:

Tiber Jumper said...

nice job!

Joyful Catholics said...

Why, thank you, TJ. :)

CJ said...

hi there. funny how you can be a bible thumper and catholic. there's no praying to the mother of Jesus in my bible.

Joyful Catholics said...

Pray tell, CJ, would you like to correct the angel Gabriel, who said (prayed) to Mary at the annunciation in the gospel of LUKE, "Hail, full of grace!" Praying simply means "talking to" or "conversing with" or "speaking to" someone, does it not? If I ask my friends on this earth to pray for me or my loved one who might be sick, or traveling, is that found in your bible? Are we to pray for one another or not? Shouldn't I just go strait to God and forget the "middle man" if there's only ONE mediator? Am I not a mediator when asked to pray for a friend? IF I am not, but praying for each other is allowed or found in "your" bible, then why not ask those who are NOT dead, but ALIVE IN CHRIST in the glory of Heaven, in His very presence, to pray for me and or my loved one? God is the God of the living, not the dead. Mary most certainly is not dead and gone, but alive with her SON our SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST in HEAVEN, CJ. I'm sorry you don't pray to Mary, but to know Mary is to know Jesus and to honor Him is to honor his mother. To pray to the mother of God, (for Jesus IS God, and he did have a mother) is to get to know her Son, Jesus our Savior, even better.

When I finally was able to meet the mother of my dear husband and get to know her, my relationship with my husband was not diminished, but rather enhanced, as I got to know his mother, and his family, I learned more about him, and the relationship he had with his mother made our relationship even more close. It was the same with a friend of mine in school. When I got to know her mom, I also sometimes "talked" to her mom and asked her prayers for our family. Did that seem to me to be wrong or take away from the friendship I had with Kristi? No. Not in the least. Your comment reads a bit "testy" CJ and actually rather "anti Catholic" also.

This is only some fun I had with a picture of Thumper and a bible I drew... making a little humorous post. But thanks for stopping by and for your comment. I'll pray to Mary for you,CJ, and hope your relationship with Jesus will one day include his Mother, for she is yours, too. He gave Mary to all of us from the cross when he gave her to John to care for her. Right before he died to save us, his final thought was for her to be cared for by his disciple John and to be honored by John (us.)I like to honor Mary, because Jesus did. I like talking to her, because Jesus and his disciples also did.

You might find if you talk to her, or "pray" to her, she'll take you straight to the heart of Jesus, in an even deeper way, for that is what she loves to do, to bring her children closer to her Lord, and our Lord. Jesus smiles when I talk to his mom and he's glad I've finally come home to the Catholic Church where I can get to know her even better. He's happy to have me pray to her, for he loves his mother Mary and so do I.

PAX.

Tracy said...

Very Nice Job:)

Many Blessings to you!!

Joyful Catholics said...

Thank you Tracy

God bless you, too.