Hi Mervin, and thank you for the welcome. Yes, I meant being the only RC in this discussion. Hopefully, my fellow Catholics are very active and prolific in the faith here. I have many, many Protestant friends that I, most of the time, enjoy exchanging ideas with.
The Magnificat is a wonderful praise to our Lord! An interesting read is: Five for Sorrow , Ten for Joy : Meditations on the Rosary, written by the late [J. Neville Ward] a Methodist Chaplain in London. Intercession of Mary started with the Wedding at Cana! And continues today, with her words; “do what He tells you.” Amen
Thank you for your encouragement! I have many questions and revelations that I still don’t understand. But, I constantly thank our Lord for giving and guiding me through all. And I am thanking Him now, and also member (Mark D.) for bringing me here to your very fine forum. I hope and pray to receive, be enlightened and filled with the Holy Spirit! And to contribute something worthwhile here. Amen
Elaborating on our Lord’s “journey in flesh”… It seems evident that “the curse of God” (death = the wages of sin) could only be broken, when someone (Jesus) suffered death, without sin. Meaning: “death” had no more exclusivity to sin! Yes, we still die. But now, we can have eternal life by eating from the tree of Life: Jesus on the cross. Praise the Lord.
As a side note, I’ve always fantasized that the serpent’s own words ("…you will be like God") in the Garden would strangle him at the very end of time. And satan unwittingly says what turns out to be the Truth (…as He shared in our humanity, we will share in His divinity, thru the Holy Spirit)!
Sort of like water on the wicked witch of oz… i.e. dying from an unlikely source! In satan’s case his own words!