Monday, April 12, 2010
More On The Holy Father
Anyone who has read this blog over time knows that I am a fan of Fr. Barron; he truly has his eyes and ears and soul on the heart of the pertinent topics of the day.
You can read his article on his Word On Fire blog. The end of his post also gives some other links relating to this topic.
As I said in my previous post today, the best thing we as the faithful can do is pray, and if called to give a well formed and informed response to these attacks against the Holy Father. The links given at the end of Fr. Barron's post will help with that. The one thing I don't think we should be doing is stooping to the level of those dishing out the attacks with our own "mudslinging". Remember Jesus told us that we must pray for our enemies. Certainly not easy, but necessary.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.