Modified from Irving L. Note that this "laundry list" of sins covers the entire gamut of life, be it the home, the family, marriage, the workplace, the church. No area of life is left unaffected by man's decision to turn his back on God.
September 25, Yesterday Pope Francis spoke to a joint session of Congress, and in doing so he addressed the America people. He did so not as a politician though he is a head of statebut as a pastor. As a pastor he speaks with a different voice, though he addresses serious political issues.
In the course of his speech he addressed such issues as climate change, economics, immigration, war and peace, the death penalty, the family.
In making his case he focused on the issues that he has been focusing on -- especially the issues of poverty and climate.
He addressed the serious challenges being posed by world conflicts and embraced his role as bridge builder Cuba-USA? He is a shrewd politician he was selected in part to deal with the entrenched Vatican bureaucracy that Benedict XVI could not handlebut he is also a prophetic voice.
For those who want him to side with them on their projects, he will have disappointed. He didn't let himself become a tool of political forces. For those of us who might want him to open the doors of the church to embrace women priests or same-sex marriage, will not be satisfied.
But then those who want to close the borders and cut social programs will also find themselves at odds with him.
It is interesting how we want a figure like Francis to stay out of politics when it suits our needs and to get involved when it suits our purposes. What he did was call on the nation's leaders to fulfill its vocation to to pursue the common good.
Each son or daughter of a given country has a mission, a personal and social responsibility. Your own responsibility as members of Congress is to enable this country, by your legislative activity, to grow as a nation.
You are the face of its people, their representatives. You are called to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good, for this is the chief aim of all politics. A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk.
Legislative activity is always based on care for the people. To this you have been invited, called and convened by those who elected you.
What I found profoundly interesting is the choice of four Americans -- two of whom were revered Catholics, a martyred Baptist preacher, and what we might anachronistically call a "spiritual but not religious" President -- to highlight.
He called on the nation to look to figures such as these for inspiration and guidance. Consider then these closing words of the speech: A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it fosters a culture which enables people to "dream" of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King sought to do; when it strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work, the fruit of a faith which becomes dialogue and sows peace in the contemplative style of Thomas Merton.View Essay - Essay4 from BIBLE at Liberty University.
Idolatry, Social Injustice and Ritualism from View of the Prophets Joseph Hall Bible Old Testament Survey June 25, Introduction In%(26). Sins of Idolatry, Social Injustice, and Religious Ritualism Sins of Idolatry, Social Injustice, and Religious Ritualism.
Let us begin by asking the question; what is idolatry? Merriam-Webster online defines it as: 1 the worship of a physical object as a god, or immoderate attachment or devotion to something.
The first definition is what most. Sins of Idolatry, Social Injustice, and Religious Ritualism; the Prophets View Several of the prophets had much to say in regards to idolatry, social injustice, and religious ritualism throughout the Old Testament. Some of these that will be used in this essay are Isaiah, Hosea, Micah, Jonah, and Ezekiel.
Their verses will better define the. I don’t agree with Michael Gerson on a lot of things — I believe he is far too accommodationist to the moral values of post-Christianity — but I suspect he has this right about his fellow.
"The sins of idolatry, social injustice and formalism resulted in a complete break of relationship between God and His people. For many years God was silent.
Sins of Idolatry, Social Injustice, and Religious Ritualism; the Prophets View By Honestly ordinate. There were numerous traditions, throughout the Old Testament, that Israel was to accomplish.
Nevertheless, they failed miserably and paid the price of God’s Justice.