Stop Saint-making Please! Please!! Proof of God’s Unlimited Mercy? dr. james kottoor

Wrote a certain Tyler in the internet a few days ago: “But I doubt neither John Paul II’s celibacy nor his sanctity. I really don’t care about his celibacy because it’s always been optional. If he messed up it’s really a non-issue. I really do doubt his sanctity. He had too many faux pas to be a saint in the sense the RC church uses it – a person to model one’s life after. Unless being a saint now means turning a blind eye to criminal activities.

“As I’ve said before and will say again and again, the lesson JPII, the sainted one, the patron saint for the Pontifical Protection of clerical Pedophiles has for me is that if he can make it to Heaven with his heavy baggage then the average Jane and Joe should have little difficulty crossing the threshold of the Pearly Gates once they finish taking their last breath. Fear not neither Hell nor Purgatory can separate us from the Love of God our Father (Abba) – JPII is proof positive of His Mercy.”

After all in Saint Paul’s time all were saints. He called them so: “Saints in Corinth, Ephesus etc.” He says: “So you are no longer aliens or foreign visitors: you are citizens like all the saints, and part of God’s household” Eph.2.19. Then what is present purpose of Saint making, except creating a new Vatican office for jobless clerics and finding cooked-up reasons for asking parties who want to sit gleefully in the pigeon holes of saints on the altar, to shell in some of their locked up, unused cash? Money like manure should not be kept locked up, it should be spread to make it productive. What then are the pros and cons of today’s saint-making thamasa en-mass?

So can all the Cock and Bull stories about heaven, hell or purgatory, prevent us from the loving embrace of a loving prodigal Father who does not know how not to forgive even the worst criminal on earth? Bad company and tempting examples on earth make some people bad. They ought to improve and become better in the saintly, conducive surroundings in heaven! So don’t worry, we

shall all overcome all! Thank you saint John Paul II. If you find, dear readers, any problem with this kind of plain rational thinking, please don’t hesitate to write back. jameskottoor@gmail.com

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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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