Skip to comments."Anyone who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil." Homily of the Holy Father Pope Francis
Posted on 03/15/2013 8:17:53 PM PDT by PanzerKardinal
Thirdly, professing. We can walk as much as we want, we can build many things, but if we do not profess Jesus Christ, things go wrong. We may become a charitable NGO, but not the Church, the Bride of the Lord. When we are not walking, we stop moving. When we are not building on the stones, what happens? The same thing that happens to children on the beach when they build sandcastles: everything is swept away, there is no solidity. When we do not profess Jesus Christ, the saying of Léon Bloy comes to mind: "Anyone who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil." When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness.
This Gospel continues with a situation of a particular kind. The same Peter who professed Jesus Christ, now says to him: You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. I will follow you, but let us not speak of the Cross. That has nothing to do with it. I will follow you on other terms, but without the Cross. When we journey without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not disciples of the Lord, we are worldly: we may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but not disciples of the Lord.
My wish is that all of us, after these days of grace, will have the courage, yes, the courage, to walk in the presence of the Lord, with the Lords Cross; to build the Church on the Lords blood which was poured out on the Cross; and to profess the one glory: Christ crucified. And in this way, the Church will go forward.
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who is a man who will speak the truth, however hard.
who is preparing us for spiritual warfare.
who is faithful.
I think your right. May not be perfect but who is except the Lord himself.
So why does he also state, I deeply hope to contribute to the progress of the relations that Jews and Catholics hold since the Vatican Council II, through a spirit of renewed collaboration put to the service of a world more and more in harmony with the will of the Creator. (emphasis mine)
From the last lines, sounds like Mary is the most important piece in getting things done in the Catholic Church. The queen of heaven in Jeremiah 7 and 44 is good reading in thethe bible compared to the fifth glorious mystery coronation in the instruction manual for how to pray the rosary.
My prayer for all of us is that the Holy Spirit,through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary,our Mother,will grant us this grace: to walk,to build,to profess Jesus Christ crucified. Amen.
“It is apparent that the Holy Spirit has given us a pope...”
Indeed it does. Praise God. And thank you Jesus.
Pope Francis is having an effect locally, I can vouch for that.
Are you nuts?
The Queen of Heaven is not Mary...it is Semiramis.
Thank God He Said Jesus, Ye must be Born again.
The entity Jeremiah was mocking was Ashtoreth or Astarte. She, if she exists, is not in heaven.
The Mother of the Lord is very much in heaven. She is a Queen (the Hebrew term is "gebirah", great lady) because she is the Mother of the King. (Martin Luther agreed with me on that.)
What effect is he having? Also, where is “local”?
I pray to an old poster of kathy Ireland. Does that count?
EFifth glorious mystery from -the how to pray the rosary manual
Let us reflect:
The Blessed Virgin Mary is crowned QUEEN OF HEAVEN and Earth. She is Mother of all men, and mediatrix of all graces...etc
Right there in that Catholic pamphlet that I got in my hands..
The church may want to revisit that phrasing in their next publication..
He had told a crowd of some 100,000 people packed in rain-soaked St. Peters Square just after his election that he intended to pray to the Madonna that she may watch over all of Rome.
You shall not make for yourself a carved imageany likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Exodus 20:4-6
More likely they'll ignore your advice :) We know from parallels between Luke 1 and 2 Sam 6 (chart here if you like) that Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant. The fifth glorious mystery is scriptural (Rev 11:19-12:1).
According to his own criteria, I guess “pope” Francis was praying to Satan when, according to Roman Catholic sources, his very first act as “pope” was to go to the largest cathedral in the world dedicated to the worship of Mary, bow before an ancient idol of her and pray to her not to the Lord Jesus Christ. He then proceeded to lay flowers at the base of the idols image! Talk about getting off to a great start, he literally admitted by his own words and actions that he was praying to Satan!
And when he asks Mary to pray for him he isn't worshiping her any more than he'd be worshiping you if he asked you for your prayers. The only difference is that you're on earth and she isn't. She's alive in heaven with our other brothers and sisters in the faith who preceded us there.
I don't mind you disagreeing with Catholic beliefs although I'd be inclined to take your criticisms more seriously if you accurately stated the Catholic belief or practice with which you disagree. Peace be with you.
This is refreshing! I wonder if it will upset those confused people who pray to Mary, or statues of saints?
Anyway, I am liking this pope already.
Thank you for this post.
God made man in His own image so by the same reasoning the anti-Catholic crowd who worship their own Most High and Holy Self selectively apply to a portion of the Luther Subset of the Bible they want to distort, all representations of a human are graven images and idols. No more movies, television, DVDs of speakers assuring you that following Eve is the same as following Christ, no more pictures of your family, and smack the Satan out of those rug rats when they draw little stick figures of their family or friends.
People who don't even accept the entire Bible telling others how to interpret Scripture are clearly not led by the author of all Scripture, Jesus Christ. Nowhere does Scripture say someone can pick out a subset of His Word and ignore the rest. Nowhere does Scripture say individuals should interpret Scripture to suit their own agenda by taking text out of context to generate a pretext for their slanders and lies. Nowhere did Jesus Christ ever even hint that portions of the Septuagint were not inspired Scripture. Nowhere did any Apostle ever say that each individual should decide on what subset of Scripture they wanted to accept. Nowhere did Christ or the Apostles ever say that the Luther Subset of the Bible was an acceptable substitute for the entire Word of God. Yet, those who worship their Self Alone, who don't even accept the entire Bible, who follow Eve rather than Christ, show up now and then to tell others they're wrong about His Word.
It's interesting how the anti-Christ anti-Christian garbage starts and stops in absolute lock step with the democrat propaganda machine attacks on Christians. I hope people take note of how the anti-Catholic crowd stays absolutely in sync with the anti-Christ democrat propaganda machine increasing posts or backing off in lock step with what the democrat anti-Christ media is doing at the moment.
Christ warned us about such folks here,
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 7:16 By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles ?
Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Matthew 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.
Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.
Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven : but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name ?
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.