I read this article and nearly fell off of my chair.
She sure has a dolt of a spiritual director. He told her Christ doesn't ask us to do things we don't want to do.
Are ya kiddin' me?
Christ is love and love asks us to do things we don't want to do.
If we love Him back, we do them. With joy.
A spiritual director who perverts the stupid and sinful things we use free will to think, say and do into a trajectory to advise the suckers who believe him to go.
The blind leading the blind.
Maybe her spiritual director is John Allen!
There's only a handful of priests in the diocese daffy enough to tell her Christ and His Church doesn't asks us to do things we don't want to do.
Of course we have the free will to reject truth. The purpose of a spiritual director is to keep us from doing it.
Back in the days when I rejected Church teaching on contraception, I used to cherry pick priests who would tell me it wasn't a sin.
That is the curse of unrepentant sin: The devil leads you to his own.
But in my worst day, I couldn't swallow the koolaid which completely contradicted the fiat of Christ.
I think that's what saved me. That and St. John Paul II. And maybe because I am so in love with love, I fill every moment I can practicing it in my human relationships.
I recognized they were so completely daft about Christ and Scripture, I eventually knew the caricature they portrayed of heroic priests helping Christ's Church come out of the dark ages was a lie I wanted to believe. I had to face the fact I wrong about contraception. I read, in good faith - wanting to know and understand - everything I could get my hands on that explained the Church's position.
I was shocked that the beauty of the truth was there all along. I couldn't believe that the intellect could be so blinded by hostility of our own agendas. I went on a pursuit to find out why sin affects the intellect.
What an education.
It took me a couple of years to understand that the Church is a Mother who tells me what to do and not to do because God knows more than I do and wants to save me from myself.
How could Mags swallow that Chrst doesn't ask us to do things we don't want to do?
That is what love is and does.
Doing what we don't want to do to please our Beloved.
That is the meat and potatoes of love. The critical component of successful human relationships whether you are a pope, bishop, priest, mother, father, relative, friend.
Love does not survive without sacrifice. I don't even think it is love if you don't have the instincts and desire to sacrifice.
Christ is Sacrifice because sacrifice is love.
Every image, every story, every teaching.
The Blood Christ sweat in Gethsemene wasn't a symptom of wanting to say yes to what His Father was asking Him to do. We all come to terms with the magnitude of what God asks us to do.
How does she process 2000 years of martyrs?
Does she think they wanted the people to kill them?
That must be why she has such big fangs and claws.
She thinks we don't want to hop into the sack with that eyecandy like the people who are doing it.
When the hunk of love tells us they love us so much they'll have no choice but to find somebody else if we don't sleep with them, she thinks we aren't attracted to doing it. She thinks we don't want to do it.
When a man averts his eyes from cleavage, she things he doesn't want to look at it. LOL>
When he a different bus or quits his job to avoid somebody he has a sexual attraction to, instead of asking Marty Walsh to turn the Catholic parade into a parade about the sex we're attracted to, Maggs thinks those men don't it.
Forget about understanding God, she doesn't even understand men!
Sure men get to the point where their very nature doesn't want to do it.
But it takes years discipline and suppressing thoughts that lead to sexual attraction.
Women are no different.
When you love your children, you may want to buy that mink coat instead of a swing set. But we don't do it because we love them more.
Sure we want a job where we rise to the top. But we stay home with our children because we love motherhood and our children more than we love ourselves or the stuff our success buys.
Many women, including myself, never want to be a power broker in the business world. We've had the insatiable appetite to be the mother who is home taking care of their own children.
When you love your wife or husband, there may come a day when your marriage is suffering and you may want to act on a sexual attraction to a neighbor, coworker, somebody you met in a bar anesthetizing your emotions with booze. We don't do it because we love our wife/husband more.
Those of us who love Christ the way we love others..wait, no..Those of us who love Christ above all others, there are many things we want or desire - Christ asks us to lay down what we want, as He laid down what He wanted.
The Catechism is the index of things Christ asks us not to do, even when we want to do them.
If and when you love Him enough, you give it all up. Sometimes reluctantly, painfully.
That's the whole shtick.
One day you wake up so in love with Christ, there is no interest in the things you used to want. You have it all.
She is reading Fr. Ciszek:
God asked him “to let go of the reins and place myself entirely at his disposal. He was asking of me an act of total trust,” Ciszek wrote, “a complete gift of self, nothing held back. It demanded absolute faith in God’s existence, providence, his concern for the minutest details, in his power to sustain and protect me. It meant losing the last hidden doubt, the fear that God will not bear you up, like the eternity between anxiety and belief when a child first lets go of all support — only to find that the water truly holds him up and he can float, motionless and totally relaxed.”
You can't do it on your own. You'll never do it if you are hooked into daffy priests. Cut them loose. They are a danger to your soul.
Get to a faithful confessor and express your sorrow for using your gifts to mislead other Catholics from Him. Go to Communion and in a state of Grace ask Christ to enlighten you. Spend time in Eucharistic Adoration reading the Saints. Bishop Sheen. Pope John Paul II.
You have to want to know the truth. Be willing to accept the embarrassment that you have been wrong and wronged other people. Wronged Christ and His Church. And not in little ways. Nobody wants to do that.
You have to be willing to swallow your pride. Nobody wants to do that either.
You have to be willing to lose the fan club you built with your crusade against Church teaching and those who teach it. They will turn on you and give you a good dose of your own medicine. Nobody wants to do that.
You won't want to accept your 'spiritual director' has been misguiding you. All these years. Though I'm not sure that is completely honest because you were really writing that script. You chose him because you knew his convictions and you knew he would 'spiritually direct' you by affirming your heresy. You were co-dependents.
You might lose your job. Lose your priest. Lose your parish. Lose your friends.
As that once famous Prophet once said...
Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”
He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.”