Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hitchens is not as his name world imply a Christ Bearer

From The Bible, its Truth, and the Christmas Story by David Holloway
Over the last 200 years the Bible has come in for an unprecedented amount of criticism. But it is remarkable how well the Bible has stood the test. Emil Brunner tells an interesting story to prove the point:
"Two hundred years ago, scoffing Voltaire, probably the most famous man of his time prophesied that all would soon be over with the Bible. The house in which this boast was made is to-day one of the offices of a great Bible society. Voltaire's name is almost forgotten; the Bible has had, in the meantime, an incredible career of triumph throughout the world."
Hitchens, which his over abundance of gifted Neurons he like Voltaire is a Scoffer too.  The truly Gifted one is that Genius of a woman known as Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta.  Her inspiration to serve the Poor came while riding on a Train and she heard Christ say the same words he said while dying on the Cross"I Thirst"
"On 10 September 1946 during the train ride from Calcutta to Darjeeling for her annual retreat, Mother Teresa received her "inspiration," her "call within a call." On that day, in a way she would never explain, Jesus' thirst for love and for souls took hold of her heart and the desire to satiate His thirst became the driving force of her life. Over the course of the next weeks and months, by means of interior locutions and visions, Jesus revealed to her the desire of His heart for "victims of love" who would "radiate His love on souls." "Come be My light," He begged her. "I cannot go alone." He revealed His pain at the neglect of the poor, His sorrow at their ignorance of Him and His longing for their love. He asked Mother Teresa to establish a religious community, Missionaries of Charity, dedicated to the service of the poorest of the poor. Nearly two years of testing and discernment passed before Mother Teresa received permission to begin. On August 17, 1948, she dressed for the first time in a white, blue-bordered sari and passed through the gates of her beloved Loreto convent to enter the world of the poor."
This modern day Scoffer, Hitchens whose first name Christopher mean Christ Bearer(how Ironic! ) was would not be born for 3 years when Blessed Mother Theresa received her inspiration.  In this 2003 Slate Magazine article the Christ Basher Hitchens goes after Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta

Mommie Dearest The pope beatifies Mother Teresa, a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud.

Mother Teresa: No saint
I admire this Lovely Soul, Blessed Mother Theresa who spend her life being a Veronica to Christ and quenching the Thirst of his lesser ones.  It seems that although Mother Theresa was Thirsting for God she lovingly soldiered on just like her Spouse Christ did on the Crosswhen he too was Thirsting for GOD whom he felt had Abandoned him!  After Christ, Blessed Mother Theresa is my Hero!  Hitchens may Mother Theresa intercede on your behalf so that God's Grace may lovingly turn your Christ Bashing Heart into a Christ Bearing one...You've got the right name but the wrong claim.  Mother Theresa is more intelligent than you!!!


Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Given at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC Thur, 3 Feb 94.
More on this Amazing Woman from Jacques Gauthier 
 St. Therese of Lisieux and Mother Teresa of Calcutta have been described as "two mirrors who mutually reflect each other, one revealing what at first glance is not obvious to the other." The author, Jacques Gauthier, stresses those areas of convergence—what would be perceived as common themes running through the spirituality of these two saintly women: each expressed a need to console Jesus because of so many people's indifference to him and to quench his thirst for love; each expressed a need to please him, and further to be open to the tenderness in his heart because his love is not received as it ought to be. The common thread may be summarized as a thirst for Jesus.
The thirst of Jesus, his thirst for love and for souls, is one of the major reasons for the mission and extraordinary significance of St. Therese. It is this thirst which explains the mission of Mother Teresa. She wrote in her Spiritual Testament that everything about the Missionaries of Charity is intended to quench the Thirst of Jesus. As Mother Teresa stated, "As long as you do not know in a very intimate way that Jesus is thirsty for you, it will be impossible for you to know who He wants to be for you, nor who He wants you to be for Him." It was quite evident that Mother Teresa quenched the thirst of Jesus in loving the poorest of the poor. The author calls upon the imagery of the Samaritan woman to illustrate the awareness of thirst within the Gospel narrative.

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