Monday, November 22, 2010

Mary – Eschatological Icon of the Church

After speaking of the Church, her origin, mission, and destiny, we can find no better way to conclude, than by looking to Mary. In her we contemplate what the Church already is in her mystery on her own "pilgrimage of faith," and what she will be in the homeland at the end of her journey. There, "in the glory of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity," "in the communion of all the saints," the Church is awaited by the one she venerates as Mother of her Lord and as her own mother.

Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Profession of Faith, Part I, § 972.

Remember Elizabeth (house of God) represents the Church, when Mary came to visit her and help her in her latter days of pregnancy to give birth to John the Baptist. Remember what Elizabeth says?

And it came about that Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed among women are you, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" [Luke 1:41-43; NASB]

For those of you who have a 'hard time' with Mary being the Mother of God, please read, and think, reason, consider and like Mary, PONDER in your hearts this:

Mary, The Mother of My Lord


Steve Finnell said...

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Joyful Catholic said...
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Joyful Catholic said...

Thanks for stopping by, Steve, but Christ built ONE Church. It's still standing, and it's not a 'non-denom.' He is freedom, He gave us 'free will' and He is also "doctrine." He fulfilled the law, He didn't obliterate it. IF we love Him, we will "keep His commandments."

Therefore we know He gave us a "teaching authority" here, to 'settle disputes.' Only One Church on earth can do that, and it's not your non-denom. Or the former "inter-denom" my husband and I were involved w/ for 14 years and the 2 other 'churches' before the last one. One 'fell apart' only after 8 years. Yeah, it was really 'cool' for a while, but too bad, so sad it couldn't last.

The Church Jesus built WILL NEVER FALL APART, or go "off the rails" or become completely corrupt, like some 'non-denoms' do, and other 'main-line' Prot. denoms have.

Truth is STABLE. Truth is UNIFYING, not the cancerous splitting and metasticizing we see in the denom/non-denom/inter-denom Protestant world. That alone is quite telling is it not?

Jesus built His Church on Peter and it is to be our earthly "instructor" a spiritual/physical body,(like we are)and is led by His Holy Spirit who cannot contradict or be contradicted.

What Church is it? It IS the Catholic Church. It doesn't matter if you disagree for Truth isn't 'made up' as you go along. We have to 'worship in spirit and in Truth.' Therefore, we need to find out what the Truth is. Truth is Jesus and He is ONE w/ His Church. Dis the Church and you dis Christ. Straight forward, but it's true.

Who started your church? Either "your" church is the 'One True Church' or the CC is. It's that simple. The Church Jesus built is One,Holy, Catholic, Apostolic church. Your 'non-denom' might have great music and preaching but it is NOT universal. Only One is,the One Jesus established, immutable, unshakable, unchangable, where the FULLNESS of Truth resides.

Thanks for stopping by, but if you intend to start an argument here, or try to 'save' me from the "whore of Babylon" you're wasting you time.

I'll delete meanspirited calumny against the CC post haste. I've had enough of that w/ a commenter named "Russell" on another post. He's an angry 'ex-Catholic' w/ a huge ax to grind and nothing more. His rants against the CC are utterly laughable and complete nonsense. I don't suffer 'fools' very long here. I've better things to do, and so do the fools...I guess.

May I suggest the Early Church Fathers as a 'Christmas gift' to yourself. God bless.