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To: itsahoot; mdmathis6

God the Father himself set aside this precept at the Incarnation. Jesus is the image of the invisible God, says St. Paul.


41 posted on 06/13/2012 8:29:01 AM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: Romulus; itsahoot

“Jesus is the image of the invisible God, says St. Paul”

This image was to be formed in the hearts of believers transforming our inner man...day by day even though our outer man perishes. Christ himself is invisible to us now as the eye can see, but in the day of resurrection Christians will be like him and able to see HIM as He Is!

If we visit the prisoner, have we not visited Christ? If we help the sick and needy, have we not helped Christ? If we encourage the lonely, have we not encouraged Christ in his loneliness? Has not Christ said that by serving such folk, have we not served him? What need we of images of wood, plaster, and stone when the very presence of Christ dwells in the hearts of those who love him?


43 posted on 06/13/2012 8:44:18 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: Romulus; itsahoot

“Jesus is the image of the invisible God, says St. Paul”

This image was to be formed in the hearts of believers transforming our inner man...day by day even though our outer man perishes. Christ himself is invisible to us now as the eye can see, but in the day of resurrection Christians will be like him and able to see HIM as He Is!

If we visit the prisoner, have we not visited Christ? If we help the sick and needy, have we not helped Christ? If we encourage the lonely, have we not encouraged Christ in his loneliness? Has not Christ said that by serving such folk, have we not served him? What need we of images of wood, plaster, and stone when the very presence of Christ dwells in the hearts of those who love him?


44 posted on 06/13/2012 8:44:52 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: Romulus; itsahoot; UCANSEE2; All

It is not important that we see images depicting the suffering and death of Christ, it is more important that God the Father sees the image of Christ LIVING Triumphantly in each of us!

I would rather, that if such images are done, that they be done without facial features, or perhaps with a mirror in place of the face!


47 posted on 06/13/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: Romulus; itsahoot; UCANSEE2; All

It is not important that we see images depicting the suffering and death of Christ, it is more important that God the Father sees the image of Christ LIVING Triumphantly in each of us!

I would rather, that if such images are done, that they be done without facial features, or perhaps with a mirror in place of the face!


48 posted on 06/13/2012 9:07:12 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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