Sunday, November 12, 2017

82F986B1-6C3E-4C9F-8655-2CF1430A965BToday we started with Mass at the Purham where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood“. I gave my talk entitled “Defending the Eucharist.“ You can see/hear Fr. Nathan‘s emotional how lonely here.

Next we saw the ancient boat from the time of Jesus and we also went on a real boat out on the Sea of Gallilee and I explained the stories from my night fishing with a Jewish fisherman all night on the sea.

We ate St. Peters fish and then drove all the way to Jerusalem stopping first at the place a visitation when Mary walked for over 100 miles.

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82F986B1-6C3E-4C9F-8655-2CF1430A965BToday we started with Mass at the Purham where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood“. I gave my talk entitled “Defending the Eucharist.“ You can see/hear Fr. Nathan‘s emotional how lonely here.

Next we saw the ancient boat from the time of Jesus and we also went on a real boat out on the Sea of Gallilee and I explained the stories from my night fishing with a Jewish fisherman all night on the sea.

We ate St. Peters fish and then drove all the way to Jerusalem stopping first at the place a visitation when Mary walked for over 100 miles.

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I put up a post a few days ago with a video of my talk in Ephesus about Mary being Queen of Heaven and an Intercessor for the people of God’s kingdom.

Someone wrote to object saying,

It is interesting Steve, as to what you left out in your reference to 1 Kings 2:19 , Solomon’s Mother did indeed come in to the throne room, Solomon did indeed, rise and bow and have her sit at his right hand. But the Queen Mother’s request was in fact denied, and the first person to go to the Queen Mother with his request was put to death that very day! So much for taking requests to the Queen Mother, doesn’t always work!

I responded,

Let me explain a bit. Solomon is a type of Christ yet Solomon was a sinner. Solomon’s sin does not detract from Jesus’ perfection as the quintessential king of Israel and the Universe.

Every king had a queen but it was never his wife; it was his mother. She was called giborah, great lady and Queen Mother.

Being a sinner and flawed did not detract from the fact that Solomon was a type of Christ. Neither does Bathsheba’s sin and flaws detract from her being a prefigurement of Mary. Solomon and his mother were sinners; Jesus and his mother were not. What Solomon and his mother failed to do; Jesus and his mother do perfectly.

If you use Bathsheba’s sin to diminish Mary, then you must be consistent and use Solomon’s sin to diminish Jesus. Queen mothers were flawed intercessors; the Mother of God is an intercessor without flaw.

I didn’t miss anything.

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