Saturday, 22 June 2013


MEDJUGORJE: SEER  VISITS THE HOLY LAND...
 


Parallels of the second coming
MEDJUGORJE SEER VISITS HOLY LAND
 

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)                                        

THE SECOND COMING

Turning and turning in the widening gyre                         
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

 

...indeed Yeats did not intend the parallel i am about to make however...Yeats was trying to describe poetically what happens when conflict arises between the human and the spiritual realm...this poem aptly characterizes how God can communicate through the conflict when the human will  rebels against the divine will...revealing a trace a sign or delivering a portent...indeed when things go wrong we can begin to question whether we are on the right road or not...if we are alert we will recognize the voice of God warning us of danger....we must analyze our surroundings and be meticulous as to how to proceed along our journey....remember out of great tribulation apocalyptic messages emerge...in short we learn from our mistakes...

..now to take some artistic license with Yeats’ famous poem the second coming and illustrate how the spirit of Man  spiritus mundi...has symbolically usurped the church(lion body and head of man(subjectivism)) at medjugorje..the lion being symbolic of Christ the Lion of Judah.. and used it for its humanist festivals of so called peace...syncretism..and how the indignant desert birds (the seers of medjugorje)..indignant since they continue to embarrass the church by indignantly proclaiming that Mary is promoting disobedience to a bishop in good standing with Rome....we are told by the seer that she will be bringing Mary to all people of good will and by doing so in the Holy Land it will be a show of unity throughout the whole world..indifferentism...now this could not be further from the truth..since Jesus said he is truth...

 

37 Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice." 38 Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again, and told them, "I find no crime in him. 39 But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover; will you have me release for you the King of the Jews?" 40 They cried out again, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber

-john 18:37-40

 

….however since this apparent apparition in medjugorje has not been embraced by the church (the local ordinary) we cannot say with certainty that there is any truth in it….and so it does not belong to the deposit of truth…nor even an adjunct or accessory to truth...such as a spiritual rill or gloss...without truth there can be no peace..since peace is the movement of the will to achieve a common good in concordance of love anchored in the artifacts of truth…since there can be no true peace except when our appetites are moved to what is absolutely good…without truth there can be only the semblance of peace which is a mirage in effect…which is exactly what type of peace the seer at medjugorje is referring to..since all people of good will do not see truth through the same standards…good will is not relativistic it is absolute and it stems from the possessor of the passion to do good to be motivated by the good as it emanates from Christ….indeed by following the seers themselves people are crucifying Christ all over again(the church and her bishop) by choosing Barabbas (the seer) the seer being the spiritual criminal who is stealing the authority of the bishop and the church and taking it with her to Bethlehem in a show of arrogance and defiance….

 

“The peace of the wicked is not a true peace but a semblance thereof, wherefore it is written (Wisdom 14:22): "Whereas they lived in a great war of ignorance, they call so many and so great evils peace."”-thomas Aquinas summa theologica

 

 

…so what will be happening in the Holy Land this august will be a festival of humanism..the spiritus mundi..or the spirit of subjectivism and its hour will come around at last…indeed a parallel of the second coming..we hear nation will rise (in arrogance and conceit) against nation…whether in defiance of truth or in pride the nations have indeed risen…if they are to converge on Bethlehem in a superficial show of unity each nation’s spiritual prerogative betrays the spectacle since in spirit each one is against the other… nations being the bodies of aberrant philosophical belief (subjectivism, consequentialism, empiricism, utilitarianism etc..)..in effect it will be a harbinger of the facelift that will occur in the church if the phenomenon of medjugorje is not quelled…amen

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

-proverbs 14:34

..in Thomas aquinas’ commentary to verse 1 of lamentations we see...

“How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow has she become, she that was great among the nations! She that was a princess among the cities has become a vassal."

As this opening verse states: "She that was great among the nations," that is, once subject to her. As Ezekiel 5:5 declares: "This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the center of the nations."

Now, allegorically, "the city", in Verse 1 is the present church. The phrase: "that was full of people!" is indicative of the various tributes. And: "she was great among the nations" denotes obedi ence to the faith. Finally: "she what was a princess among the cities has become a vassal". This can refer to diversity within the Church, as discerned by a life-style prevailing.

Then again "How lonely sits the city that was full of people." This can indicate a loss of protection and aid from angels. And, "How like a widow has she become ". Namely, as she is taken away from her present spouse. Finally: "has become a vassal". That is, exposed to tyrants.

Morally, the phrase: "sits the city", connotes the human soul. And, the phrase, "that was full of people, indicates people of good affection.

Then, the saying, "great among the nations". Namely, regards corruptions. Also: "princess among the cities". That is, as to the human senses.

Then again: "How lonely": away from suffrages of goods. And, "like a widow". As to embraces of a husband. Finally : "has become a vassal": to corruptions. “

...can we see any parallels between the current situation of the medjugorje pilgrimage to Bethlehem and what st. Thomas says in his opening commentary to verse 1 of lamentations ??.... there is no obedience and so the church and her doctrines through the abuse of ecumenism has become a vassal to tyrants and corruptions (the seers themselves)....