THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I spoke with an Orthodox priest today. Both of us living in the Bible Belt as given us an insight on the Baptist-Pentecostal matrix for how Scripture is typically interpreted. He said something to me that will stick, and I hope to soon find an opportunity to use it on some of my Protestant brethren.
He said that when he talks with Baptists and Pentecostals, and they complain about the Orthodox (and Catholic) position on Mary, he simply asks them a question. "Who is the most blessed woman in your life?" The answer is often a mother or a wife. To which he responds: "The Scriptures tell us that the Mother of our Lord, Mary, is even most blessed among all women (Luke 1:42), and the same Scriptures specifically command us to regard her as so in our own personal lives (Luke 1:48)." So in conclusion, if you want to be a "Biblical Christian" you must regard Mary as more blessed than the most blessed women in your own life, and that means you must think and speak blessedly of her just as much, if not more so, than the most blessed woman in your own life. Otherwise, you're just not keeping with the Bible.
For some reason, I just found this insight profound.
It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired. I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue. I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe. I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great.....