Facing the errors and corruption within the world and church today, we might understand that the massive confusion in our world is in part associated with an indifference towards the angelic hosts, which have been given to us to bring God's wisdom into this world. If they are excluded from our explicit devotional life, and from our own belief, they will respect our freedom and wait for us to call upon them to act. Therefore as a Church we need to draw upon the army (host) that has been given to us to protect and integrate the truths that God wants to give us, that will ensure humility and love to take place in our own will. Let's move in the direction as a Church back to the angelic hosts, that is fundamental to any reforms we seek in the Church today.
God has gifted us with the ability to use reason. Due to the effects of original sin, however, passion often blinds our interior senses (reason) and can lead us to become ravenous wolves. We see this with the impact it has on others when our sexual desires or desires of the flesh are in control of our lives. Addictions form and we do the worst most unimaginable things. God saves us from slavery, but as we are saved, there is a certain method to keep it that way and it involves bitterness in the Desert.
My reading up on the Pope's recent "development" on the subject of the licit reality of capital punishment is in its infancy at this moment. Here are some of my musings on why I believe the Pope is not teaching something contrary to the Church's teaching, given the new change in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
I had the joy of attending a session by Dr. Jordan Peterson in London Ontario, recently. In that presentation Dr. J. Peterson offered a great deal of reflection on a number of subjects (as seen in the title of this podcast). Here are some of my reflections on his views according to my interpretation.
There is a tendency today to think that being "spiritual" is reducible to loving your neighbour. Sometimes it is even thought that obeying the agenda of your neighbour is de facto, loving God. This is a false gospel. Loving your neighbour necessarily means putting God first, and here is why...