Monday, October 17, 2011

"Mary teaches us how to be happy" Pope tells Germans

"'Understand,' she seems to say to us, that God, who is the source of all that is good and who never desires anything other than your true happiness, has the right to demand of you a life that yields unreservedly and joyfully to his will, striving at the same time that others may do likewise,” he said."

DISCLAIMER: Certain people reading this blog can't figure out that if I link to something the Pope states without blasting him, that doesn't mean I endorse it or think it to be some sort of correct ecumenical outreach. So from now on I guess I'll have to add this little nuisance disclaimer so as to not be nitpicked every time I link to a current news article. By the way, on that score, I linked to an article on Franky Schaeffer the other day in which he derided Christianity as “Stupid”. The same thing applies. I didn't comment or blast Franky Schaeffer, but that doesn't mean I endorse what he stated.


EA said...

Try the link like this:

without the trailing "slash"

EA said...

"In his homily, Pope Benedict said that Christians throughout history have turned to Mary, “acting on the spontaneous conviction that Jesus cannot refuse his mother what she asks.”"

I guess it would have to be spontaneous belief, because there's very little Scripture you could derive this from. (Jn 2:1-11)

James Swan said...

Sorry about the 404 earlier.

PeaceByJesus said...

The sanction of the premise that "Jesus cannot refuse his mother what she asks," is not only driven by psychology than Scripture but according to the latter this would not necessarily be a good thing.

The words of Solomon to him mom in 1 Kings 2:20 are invoked by RCAs to support this idea of Mary's prayers are accepted by God "as commands in the sense that he never resists his dear mother’s prayer" (St. Louis de Montfort), but if we read on we see that that this request brought about the punitive death of the supplicant, as it was not according to the king's will, but was made out of the very familial affection that makes Mary more approachable, and even desirable to RCs.