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hpestreetWhen regarding the Christian family from the point of view of Islam and the Quran we can easily say that each congregation of Christians which breaks from the Body must be regarded as a Sect.

I HAVE TO SAY I HAVE BELONGED TO TWO SUCH SECTS.

The first time my wife and I were drawn to join the Ecm after the Bishop had married us. Unwisely I applied to study Divinity and then found myself in a Nightmare. It came to me at a certain time that I had been the token Transsexual in a gay church. At the time we had one who was”straight as people like to say.Later there came another an Anglo-Catholic. As a  Transsexual I no longer identify as such but as an ordinary married man.That is the intention of transition.

My experience there was such that if I could have managed to remain a secular in mainstream church  I would have been of more use-unhampered by the political correctness in the relationship between a Bishop and a deacon.

I was to be a Deacon for 13 years until I wondered just what I was doing there.

A congregation of Clergy with 1 or2 lay people.

In 2013 the Ecorder split from Ecm to form a Church known as the Blue Mountains Franciscan Church. We had our first service on 4th October when I was hurriedly Ordained Priest by a Celtic Bishop.

I had no proper retreat other than a brief set of Questions to res pond to.

Again I felt constrained as to what I might do or say u till 4 weeks ago we both resigned from Bmfchurch@bigpond.com to attend Hope Uniting Church.  Full of young people with a chaplaincy programme to the UNSW campus.

Jessica is a good people reader and warned me to stay well away from the Bishop of Ecm and Br Shepherd of Efo/Bmfchurch@bigpond.com.  I DID NOT LISTEN.

Walking away to God, or pride 6 – 5 2017

St. Francis told his brothers that it was better to remain with the Superior even if he believed him to be wrong, than to leave…etc

I shall find the exact Admonition before posting this., Recently I have resigned from the Blue Mountains Franciscan Church, in just such a situation.

A group of fellow Communites , conceptualized by the Superior and Parish priest, had intended to develop an Association of churches.  The company name had been registered  with the deprtment of fair trading and all requirements met.

Until said Superior decided to withdraw because he had decided that another was trying to be “boss”  in an organization never mentioned to have one.

The one putting his heart and soul into gathering  all together for Liturgy in my eye”s was cast aside due to Church politics?

Whether from Pride or exasperation my wife and I resigned from the Blue Mountain”s Franciscan Church.    Why mention  Jessica? Well, for many months she had become more and more  dissatisfied with the lack of fellowship  offered by a service  delivered  only through Skype.  We felt that the way Bishop Peter and his Community were treated was unfair.

Jessica  desired the human companionship that comes only through personal contact with other live people.

Technology  is wonderful  but, until  it suplants everything  else,  Christians  in the flesh are what she needs.

After deciding that I had become too old for the  epic Sunday Journey to the  Mountains I ,too, remained at home.  Presiding and  Preaching via the TV,which, essentially, is what Skype is. I could  not see the value of presiding  at home when it was thought invalid and another went through the motions in the mountains.

We left because no one understood why we would feel this way.

Currently  we are trialling Hope Uniting Church, just down the street.

To God

Richard Rohr Meditation: The Wisdom Jesus: Weekly Summary

 

The Wisdom Jesus

Summary: Sunday, April 9-Friday, April 14, 2017

This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault introduced us to Jesus, the wisdom teacher.

Jesus was not a priest or a prophet in the usual sense of those terms. Rather, he was a wisdom teacher. He stayed close to the ground of wisdom: the transformation of human consciousness. (Sunday)

How do we put on the mind of Christ? How do we learn to respond to the world with that same wholeness and healing love? That’s what Christian orthodoxy really is all about. It’s not about right belief; it’s about right practice. (Monday)

The hallmark of this awareness is that it sees no separation—not between God and humans, not between humans and other humans. These are indeed Jesus’ two core teachings, underlying everything he says and does. (Tuesday)

“Love your neighbor as yourself”—as a continuation of your very own being. It’s a complete seeing that your neighbor is you. (Wednesday)

We come into existence with a binary egoic operating system already installed. We can make the choice to upgrade. (Thursday)

Everything Jesus did, he did by self-emptying. He emptied himself and descended into human form. And he emptied himself still further, “even unto death on the cross.” (Friday)

 

Practice: The Divine Alchemy

Cynthia Bourgeault ties the dynamic outpouring of Trinity to Jesus’ path of self-emptying.

The Trinitarian mystery has immediate

 

Source: Richard Rohr Meditation: The Wisdom Jesus: Weekly Summary

Passover Timeline 2017-something to think about.

The passover is a significant event to Jews and Christians. This article explains more about it and why it’s important.

Good Friday is a Myth

All over the world Christians and Catholics will be observing Holy Week, from Palm Sunday April 9 to Resurrection Sunday April 16, 2017.

The Catholic church teaches that Jesus went to the cross on a Friday and rose from the grave on a Sunday morning. It sounds right, and mostly everyone across the board accepts those days and that chronology. Only one problem! It’s completely wrong according to the biblical account of what happened. This teaching is based on 1 Corinthians 15:4 which says this:

“And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” 1 Corinthians 15:4 (KJV)

Source: Passover Timeline 2017

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Source: 18. Surah Al Kahf (The Cave) – Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi – Tafhim al-Qur’an – The Meaning of the Qur’an

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Article follows from Hadith of the day Surat Al Kahf