Monday, October 23, 2006

A little Catholic humor

Saint Dominic, Saint Francis and Saint Ignatius of Loyola are transported back in time and place to the Birth of Our Lord.

St. Dominic, seeing the Incarnation of the Word, is sent into ecstasy.

St. Francis, seeing God become a helpless child, is overcome with humility.

St. Ignatius of Loyola takes St Joseph and Our Lady aside and asks "Have you given any thought to His education?"


Unknown said...

I can't even read FTM right now. I don't understand how people can see it any other way! Why would you WANT to wear a swimsuit to church? Wouldn't you want to look your best as a sign of love and respect? Worship isn't about screaming new fangled music, its about being on your knees in awe and wonder of the love and beauty that is God! =0)

Therese Z said...

I think there are people who feel the need to de-mystify religion, because it was presented to them as a mystery (like that's a bad thing). So they dumb it down, and dumb Jesus down, and dumb their own participation in it down until it's ugly and common, but they see it as acceptable. They've lowered their sights, not raised them to God.

Patience, my friend. We'll exalt Him until they do!

MTR said...


I would never, ever, ever wear a swimsuit to church, but I guess I don't see the need to "dress up" any different than I dress the rest of the week.

Now, one of the great things about TZ coming to my blog and commenting is that sometimes I get a little nutty and she's like, "Come on Matt, do you really want to think that way?" This is pretty cool...

Funny thing is, some of the people who read my blog, FTM, might be a little surprised by the healthy respect I have for Catholicism. This isn't to say I'm 100% on board, but I don't feel a need to put it down any more than to put down my own denomination.

Therese Z said...

Interesting place for a side discussion, isn't it?

I don't want to be the one that criticizes or always points out wrong, but I guess the kerfuffle that arose was good, because everybody, including me, reviewed why they go to church.

MTR said...

You're like the "mom" of the comments. ;-)



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