Camino Reflection 3.
Pentecost approaches again. By ordinary accounting the 1,990th Pentecost. Give or take.
Said another way, the Holy Spirit has been trying for a very long time to get us to grow in wisdom and stature. Of late we have resisted growing.
To put it in layman’s terms: when roller staking uphill, you either climb or go backwards.
The answer is plain. Each year we sing it although we barely try to actually understand it nor apply its message.
The necessary sin of Adam. The necessary sin of Adam destroyed completely by the death of Christ.
O happy fault! Earned so great and glorious a Redeemer. Such contradiction! Yet, like the cross, it plays a necessary role!!
So little contemplation of this mystery. The Holy Spirit must be quite frustrated by our failure to contend with this truth. 1,990 times over.
People need space to grow and learn and make mistakes. That’s it in a nutshell.
Instead, today, the church follows a legislative path. This is our path, though which we’ve fallen into the temptation of the desert.
Virtue is learned. Vice is its own repulsion.
Legislation is a cheap proxy for our role as Mother Church. Behold your mother, behold your son. The patience of God is for the salvation of souls. The Church wishes to dispense patience?
Forbid it, Lord!
People need room to grow and learn. People need to find each other in this most.
Remember the wisdom of Solomon.
People need a patient Mother.
Peace be with you,