Tuesday, August 23

Syncronicity and lillies

I am reading on multiple blogs about the decision to forbid girls to serve as altar boys at the Cathedral of SS. Simon and Jude in Phoenix (something girls have been allowed to do within the Roman Church since 1983). This falls in line with other discussions I've read regarding the exclusion of gays, of women in ordination and of priests who don't 'tow the ideological party line'.

After this, I'm reading about the emphasis on in persona Christi, on the inerrancy of the Church, the importance of 'dressing the part' (both the building and the man) and the vital nature of following all the minutiae of the catechism.

Then, there's the gospel reading:
Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You lock the Kingdom of heaven before men. You do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter....

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. But these you should have done, without neglecting the others. Blind guides, who strain out the gnat and swallow the camel!

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You cleanse the outside of cup and dish, but inside they are full of plunder and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may be clean.” (Mt. 23:13, 23-26)
 Further commentary would be gilding the lily.

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