Mind what you call the 'Church'
(In reflection and reference to the excellent blog: "Vaccination and masks - who do we fight so much?")
A friend of mine plays this hypothesis:
"A family decide to call their house the Hilton. To make extra money, they open their doors and advertise accommodation at the Hilton. People book and come. And are surprised that it is nothing like what they expect. They are ushered into a kids room with a small bed and the wardrobes full of some child's stuff. The breakfast is terrible. They have to share the bathroom. After surviving the terrible experience, they take to social media, they write reports and even books. Avoid the Hilton, it is terrible. Across the globe people take heed and they avoid booking any nights at anything called the Hilton."
There is a construct that calls itself the church, but festers attitudes and behaviour far from that of which it has stolen the name would, needs urgent exposure. This exposure is for the real church to become self-evident. The fake survives, because we lack the real thing. These fake constructs always killed people, for centuries. Inquisitions, war, witch burnings, murder and exclusion. A posturing construct cause the fruit of sin: "They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy .
Why would the fake construct and its prisoners like Jesus weep with empathy and anger at a tomb of a Lazarus nobody? It loves death, and it will deceive and lie, because it is a construct of deathly lies.
Thank you for being truthful. Truth carried in the lightness of humility and propelled by unselfish love is calming, peaceful and contains in itself the seed of self-control. Thank you for writing and expressing the above.