Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time and “Fratelli Tutti” 🚡 Pilgrimage #51

Indeed, how good is the Lord: bless his holy name.

Today’s πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ Pilgrimage from 🏑 to Rock Island Rail πŸ‘£ by Troop 80 Christmas πŸŽ„ Lot (In my opinion, the only place to buy a live Christmas πŸŽ„ in Amarillo!) to St. Mary’s Cathedral and Back 🏑

Why then do we pray for the kingdom of heaven to come if this earthly bondage pleases us?

The treatise of St Cyprian on mortality

51. On today’s  πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ pilgrimage the question for contemplation is,  “why do i tend to propose certain economically prosperous” people (white male catholics) “as cultural models (priests) for less developed” people; “instead, of helping each of those” persons “to grow in their own distinct way and to develop their capacity for innovation while respecting the values of their proper culture”???




The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington is pictured May 3, 2020. In a 5-4 opinion, the court late Nov. 25 sided with the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., and two synagogues in ruling that some of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic restrictions on houses of worship violated the First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom. (CNS photo/Will Dunham, Reuters)

 …i often have a “shallow and pathetic desire to imitate others” (economically prosperous white male catholics), which “leads to copying and consuming in place of creating”, and doing “everything (i) can to protect one another” and this in turn “fosters low…self-esteem”; …

If this behavior by β€œthe few” does not end soon, we may not have an ordination for a long time.

Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, A Reflection on Christian Life, August 28, 2019

…reinforces clericalism while the faithful often passively go along and support this notion of divine specialness among the ordained. Typically, laypersons (“the few”) are encouraged to treat clerics with a great deal of respect, deference, and even awe.

Clericalism Contributes to Religious, Spiritual, and
Behavioral Struggles among Catholic Priests

On today’s bicycle pilgrimage, knowing that I will be judged according to my deeds, I pray that I remain aware that I’m more “affluent” than many poor…, and at those times” when I “have recently emerged from” financial struggles, remember that it was due to God’s strength, not my specialness, and stand erect and raise my head, not giving in to “a resistance to” my earth passing away, and myΒ “ways of thinking and acting,” which have “a tendency to look down on” someone’s “cultural identity, as if it were the sole cause of every ill!!!

Hymn of the Day

Scriptures for Today

…were judged according to their deeds,…

RV 20: 12&13

R. (Rev. 21:3b) Here God lives among his people.

Blessed the men whose strength you are!

PS 84: 6

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Stand erect and raise your heads

because your redemption is at hand.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 21:28

“…earth will pass away,… 

LK 21:33

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