Do we worship God OR His Creation..?
It is most disturbing to read in the News that in India women now have to resort to wearing Cow masks to bring to the attention to others in the Society that they matter more than Cows..
In the ongoing ignorance which still is prevalent everywhere on the planet where any Man or Woman places anything, above God and Obedience to His Words, He then comes calling in due course, for around the World the stark truth is here for us to know that every Creation comes from Him and many have tried to SUBVERT or DEFY this Truth. So if Jesus was sent to help bring Mankind back to God….He obeyed and came to teach by getting after Prayers to address the many Sins of Man and …Women…!
Since then He called His Apostles and Disciples to do so, to be counted as His True followers after Baptism….to go forth in the midst of their families and communities to get up after the Prayers and Worship in the Church, to HEAR HIS WORDS and then come out back home amidst our families and communities to live in ACTION.
In the conclusion Mass on July 4th, 2017 of “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America.”…Cardinal Daniel DiNardo rightly concluded in his homily that – “…But contemplation is action, the cardinal of Galveston-Houston, Texas, said, and the Gospel of John shows us this. In John 17, Jesus prays aloud for the apostles and for the Church to his Father during the Last Supper. He prays for their unity and for those they will evangelize, those they will meet once they are sent on mission…”
It is very sad and disturbing then to see since centuries then how many have failed to Understand this Contemplative ACTION needed after Prayers in our own families and communities. if Jesus spoke aloud of the Sins..it was not to CONDEMN but help people back to God. Similarly all those who choose follow Him are then called to get up to first address the many Sins within first… and then help their families before then preaching it out to the communities.
Failure of this and then proclamation to be seen in the Church regularly and fail to live it up outside the Church then causes us to be categorized as Hypocrites by none other than Jesus, for the many complications and misunderstandings it brings to create DIVIDE in our own families and children as we live in the midst of gentiles or pagans..
So be it in the families or elsewhere the lack of the spread of the Basic TRUTH of Jesus’ Teachings can then be seen today everywhere….including in the Western Countries where many are just token Christians by choosing to be ‘Politically Correct’…which in other words is of a life of opportunism where we wait to jump on the side which will ‘benefit us’ and may not necessarily address or meet the needs of the real NEEDY and poor in our midst…in this World created by God for us all. It is lack of Enlightenment.
If India today battles as the political parties govern in ignorance where it does not really meet the needs of the people or the common truth of freedom to choose Religion or the Rights of what one can eat or wear….then it assumes gigantic proportions when many are denied meat from cows for it is one of the basic resource and food from where one can obtain vital nutrition such as iron, protein etc. the food that God says He has made for us to obtain, by working to be fair to obtain and Just in the distribution of the Natural Resources as per the Natural Law of God. It leads to Justice and therby Peace..! Is it any wonder why peace lacks in so many families and the planet…!
The Church has been faithfully teaching these in the Churches, but then many followers ave then not taken forth these Words of God back to their domestic Churches and then failure of the parents leaves not only them but also then the innocent children all around us Divided if we fail to bring this Universal Truth of God for one and all. It required and requires then the TRUE followers to now get up in CONTEMPLATIVE ACTIONS after Prayers to address the many Sins in our Hearts for failure to HEAR or then OBEY to go forth as we all live on this very Earth of the Almighty…..
So kudos Women who stood up to address that they mean more than animals in a land where Men make up their decisions with no regards to human life….and instead a COW has more Dignity and protection at their hands in governance or back home, than the scores of women, God’s Creation as ‘an equal to Man’ abused… be it in their homes or in the communities or the nations….
So we have many who take exquisite and expensive care of their pets …but fail to observe a Needy languishing for want of food or clothes or just LOVE back in our homes.
We then hear of a lonely Human who cannot relate to any other Human…but rather because of his earnings then prefer only dogs or cats …or as we now see in some affluent countries that they have robotic dogs…or pets which can cuddle or be made to do almost everything …except LOVE from the Heart. A dog is considered faithful….till he starts TALKING…which it cannot do and hence Man finds it convenient to call it FAITHFUL LOVE because the dog follows the one who feeds it…! Can a Man or Woman be then treated this way by any other…Human..?
Man and Woman have been given a mouth to TALK and SHARE, ears to HEAR, a mind and heart to DISCERN and a BODY to go forth in ACTIONS following the FAITH or disobey..!
Christians HEAR the WORD of GOD and get up now to take His Teachings after due Prayers in the Church and homes, to then get up to address the many issues and Sins – be they in ignorance or just arrogance of wealth or position to obey to help the work of Jesus….to bring every one on this Earth back to His Heavenly Father – Our Creator. A Father is a Father….we can call Him by any name for He sees the Hearts which He has created and any anguish and distress of His Creation by failure then to ‘comprehend or comply’ does reach His Divinity ….because He is everywhere.
Animals are also very much part of His Creation. While we can obtain our food from them, we are not allowed to then kill them needlessly or inhumanely….We love and respect them and then go down on our knees each day to thank Him of this bounty of the sheer diversity of food that we see all around…to obtain after due work….or then we can be so busy in life and keep popping pills in our affluency…..but bereft of Spiritual food.!
Sharing below some of the Divine Teachings passed on from centuries as is the Word of God for one and all……for contemplative actions daily as we live to breathe, eat, drink or live …by the awesome wonder that we live and learn to believe of the One who lets us live by the Gift of Life…!
2416 Animals are God’s creatures. He surrounds them with his providential care. By their mere existence they bless him and give him glory.197 Thus men owe them kindness. We should recall the gentleness with which saints like St. Francis of Assisi or St. Philip Neri treated animals.
2417 God entrusted animals to the stewardship of those whom he created in his own image.198 Hence it is legitimate to use animals for food and clothing. They may be domesticated to help man in his work and leisure. Medical and scientific experimentation on animals is a morally acceptable practice if it remains within reasonable limits and contributes to caring for or saving human lives.
2418 It is contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer or die needlessly. It is likewise unworthy to spend money on them that should as a priority go to the relief of human misery. One can love animals; one should not direct to them the affection due only to persons.