Monday, November 26, 2012
Are We There Yet?
How are we doing with that? Not so hot. The Middle East has re exploded and people trying to grab bargains on prepaid phones have trampled each other. But strife and anguish are not just the children of a mob mentality. Case in point from our comments section:
Confession! Where sexually frustrated males get to learn the most private issues of both men AND women they weekly encounter! Where the confessor can enjoy the violence-monopoly-based male exclusivity of his angelic calling, as the wounded souls of both sexes reveal their full vulnerability unto his anointed ears. Where the typically male power-strategy of keeping ears open and mouth closed, suddenly disguises as availability and trustworthiness! Where the male illusion concerning the elevated nature of masculinity comes to a heavenly climax! No, thanks. I want to reconcile, but through a female confessor. Men almost ruined me, and now I hate them. That's exactly my issue.
I'm not sure what's violence based about the priesthood, or why you would assume celibacy equals frustration. Do you feel that way about Buddhist nuns and monks, too? Are they also a violence monopoly?
But it is the latter part of this comment that is most disturbing. "Them." "Hate."
So goes the individual, so goes the world.
Have you met all the men in the world? I'm guessing that no matter how terrible the men in your life have been, you've only actually encountered less than 100 men in any way that is up close and personal.
Let's apply your standards to everyone else and see how that flies. I met 100 white peopole and they were terrible, now I hate white people. I met 100 Italians and they were terrible, now I hate Italians. I met 100 black people and they were terrible, now I hate black people. I met 100 women and they were terrible, now I hate women. I met 100 Jews and there were terrible, now I hate Jews.
Even if you multiple your number by 100, you're still on thin ice. I retract that. No ice. No ice at all.
You're going to have a problem with a female confessor, too, even if there was one, she would tell you first and foremost, all that hate has to go. Jesus said to love your enemies. LOVE your ENEMIES.
That's why so many people don't like Him. He was a man, by the way.
Your issue is not men. It is your hate. And no one can absolve you of that mortal sin unless you reconcile it in your heart.
This would be an excellent time to begin that healing. Advent. The coming of the hope of peace.