In Redding the storm of fellow human hatred intensifies, created by the dark dynamics of those presumed to be in control, and ignored by those presumed to be in spiritual authority.
As I walked into Redding's Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, two signs hung above the door.
They don't make it to Heaven.......
So after listening to the service , the priest told everyone that was going on the Platina Monastery tour that they MUST take the old windy DANGEROUS road. When one fellow asked if he could take Red Bluff up the much safer Hy way 36 route he was admonished !!
"You Americans want to be free to do your own thing, no obedience, your not like the Greeks!"
"Remember we talked about that?"
"See me shaking my finger at you" the old priest said...
The man said he would not disobey!!!
Pope shakes a finger at Sandinista leader Ernesto Cardenal in Nicaragua
The infallibility of the pope and now what I call newly demonstrated infallibility of pastoral flesh is nothing new. Many many children have fallen into that satanic trap, using such so called "holy" pastoral authority to justify inappropriate vile sexual molestations.
noun: hypocrisy; plural noun: hypocrisies
If one could know and look into the heart of this old priest would we see that since the odds of any languishing , suffering homeless being Greek outside his church doors, or in Library park are non existent and could this perhaps be why we see the disregard of Christ's commands and the hell with them all?
"Has God called a fast, that we should hide from our own flesh" at the Greek Orthodox church?
We know how our Lord Jesus Christ feels about how you do it to the 'Least of these My brethren you do it to Me" and "Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith."
No Trespassing indeed....... Perhaps the Holy Spirit sees that sign as well.......