Sunday, 28 May 2017

"If ye love Me, keep my commandments."

From the Third Reading of Matins for today, the Sunday After Ascension, taken from 1 John 2: 3, 4.

"And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments. He who saith that he knoweth him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."

True for all, especially for popes, prelates and presbyters.


Anonymous said...

Thank you . Love Tallis.

Dorota Mosiewicz-Patalas said...

I DO keep God's commandments - they are safely contained on the pristine pages of my catechism, which in turn is safely KEPT somewhere in the basement (or garage) of my house. [For the life of me, I could not tell after all these years.]
Those ideals I KEEP in the deepest layers of my unconscious are very dear to me, and I can safely say that I love them.

No let us be moved forward from my love of dusty ideals to the ever-surprising, freshly rotten Bergoglian realism. An excerpt from the abundant and overflowing treasury of his sage utterances:

(Vatican Radio)

“This (is the) healthy realism of the Catholic Church: the Church never teaches us ‘or this or that.’ That is not Catholic. The Church says to us: ‘this and that.’ ‘Strive for perfectionism: reconcile with your brother. Do not insult him. Love him. And if there is a problem, at the very least settle your differences so that war doesn’t break out.’ This (is) the healthy realism of Catholicism. It is not Catholic (to say) ‘or this or nothing:’ This is not Catholic, this is heretical. Jesus always knows how to accompany us, he gives us the ideal, he accompanies us towards the ideal, He frees us from the chains of the laws' rigidity and tells us: ‘But do that up to the point that you are capable.’ And he understands us very well. He is our Lord and this is what he teaches us.

Dorota Mosiewicz-Patalas said...

How could I have failed to include this precious pearl of wisdom? -

“‘Not taking risks, please, no... prudence...Obeying all the commandments, all of them...,'” the pope said, characterizing the thinking of such Christians. “Yes, it’s true, but this paralyzes you too, it makes you forget so many graces received, it takes away memory, it takes away hope, because it doesn’t allow you to go forward.

Such people become “confined souls” who suffer from the sin of “cowardice,” the pope added. “And the presen[ce] of a Christian, of such a Christian, is like when one goes along the street and an unexpected rain comes, and the garment is not so good and the fabric shrinks...Confined souls...This is cowardliness: this is the sin against memory, courage, patience, and hope.”

From a LifeSiteNews article

Oh, Heavenly Father, I am a sinner, I deserve Your punishment, it is for my own good. Yet I do not understand and I struggle. Help me understand why.

Mario Josipovic said...

If ye love me,
keep my commandments,
and I will pray to the Father,
and he shalt give you another comforter,
that he may 'bide with ye forever,
e'en the spirit of truth.