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You Must Read Poetry

Posted by Remy on April 17, 2010

when any mortal(even the most odd)

can justify the ways of man to God
i’ll think it strange that normal mortals can

not justify the ways of God to man

-E.E. Cummings, poem 59 from 95 Poems

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Which is a more accurate depiction of the true God?

Posted by Remy on March 22, 2010

O nobly-born, the Great Glorious Buddha-Heruka, … with three heads, six hands, and four feet firmly postured . . . the body emitting flames of radiance; the nine eyes widely opened, in terrifying gaze; the eyebrows quivering like lightening; the protruding teeth glistening and set over one another; giving vent to sonorous utterances of ‘a-la-la’ and ‘ha-ha’, and piercing whistling sounds; the hair of a reddish-yellow colour, standing on end, and emitting radiance . . . the first of the right hands holding a wheel, the middle one, a sword, the last one, a battle-axe . . . Fear that not

-from the Tibetan Book of the Dead

or

Lamb of God, I look to Thee;
Thou shalt my Example be;
Thou art gentle, meek, and mild;
Thou wast once a little child.

-Charles Wesley

The Answer :

I saw one like the Son of Man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash across his chest. His head and his hair were white as white wool, white as snow; his eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of many waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and from his mouth came a sharp, two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining with full force. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he placed his right hand on me, saying, ‘Do not be afraid.’

-from the Apocalypse of St. John

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Real Presence

Posted by Remy on April 8, 2009

To believe that the Bread in the Supper becomes the flesh of Jesus -in the tran/con substantive sense- is to believe in the reincarnation of Jesus.

To believe that the body of Jesus can be locally present is to deny that He has a body like man.

To believe in the reincarnation of Jesus all over the world is to erradicate the need for unity. For if Jesus’s flesh comes to each of us individually there is no need to ascend into heaven and commune with Him and with the whole history of saints through the power of the Holy Spirit.

When really the Eucharist de-centers us, not the Lord; we do not do it for our sake, it is done for the sake of the world.

 

[This post is not a denial of Real Presence, but a challenging to a type of Real Presence]

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