FAST FOOD (2018): Fifth Helping
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Consider the dreadful and ruinous consequences to the life of a Christian and to the life of the Church if the statements in1 and 2 below are reversed.
1. A person does not need theologians to make sense of Jesus. A person needs Jesus to make sense of theologians.
2. Theologians, sophisticate or unsophisticated, do not validate or invalidates the teaching of Jesus. Jesus validates or invalidates the teaching of any and all theologian.
Consider how CJWT exists and thrives and Jesus’ Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies is all but lost to the Church and Christians in general by reversing the statements in 1 and 2. What in the life and teaching of Jesus validates CJWT? What in the life or teaching of any theologian, i.e., any concupiscence riddled creature, gives him or her the slightest competence to dismiss the truth of the Creator and to substitute for it a contradictory idea?
I am just asking a question. I am asking it because I want an answer from those who control the catechesis of the Churches.
-Emmanuel Charles McCarthy