Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Poor


How about some clarity?

Why are there so many confusing messages in life, especially in spiritual life?

There are so many misinterpretations and mistranslations in the mist of the substantive accuracy that it becomes difficult to know and reconcile the spiritual truth with the facts of life. 

It does not help that sinners in authority deliberately pervert the truth to suit their manipulations and lies.

The manipulators playbook as described by one sexual abuse victim: "The first thing they did was to treat me as a liar, turn their backs and tell me that I, and others, were enemies of the Church.  This pattern exists all over the world, and this must end."*

The victims after unspeakable abuses are so gaslighted and revictimized that they are reduced to experiencing gratitude when they are simply believed and their voices heard.

A clear example of poor in spirit (in the victim).

Abusers would have you believe that poor can mean unholy or sinful or abusive, but does not and is not the definition.  Poor means brought low (by injury or tragedy).

When the poor in spirit seek then the Kingdom of Heaven will be theirs. 

You have to wonder, in these cases, where is the love, the compassion and the ministry for the innocent, the abused, the victims?

*from 'Hear the Cry of the Little Ones' article




Why have standards fallen so low? Where is the sense of honor and duty? There is no win or salvation in the shame of dishonor and indecency....