Quite recently, Europe stood transfixed with awe and admiration when one of pious Polish leaders proposed to introduce a complete ban of abortion on the whole continent. But in the ensuing enthusiasm, in the midst of delight and fanfare, one important detail was overlooked – that noble statesman fiercely defends life from conception to natural death and, at the same time, calls for restoration of the death penalty.
And many of my followers share a similar view. This means that the noxious weed of logic – which in fact has never aggressively spread among those who love me – seems to be withering into the ground.
The consequences of such a state of affairs are profound, significant, and far-reaching. A mind not poisoned by the venom of logical reasoning more easily embraces the concept of Trinitarian unity; painlessly accepts my idea of eternal hellish tortures for the disobedient (Mt 13:41,42; 25:46), despite my repeated confessions of love for all of you (Jn 15:9); smoothly comprehends that I can disown those who reject me (Lk 12:9), although my summons to love of enemies sounds unequivocal (Mt 5:44); justifies the lesson of violence I gave to the merchants in the temple (Mt 21:12), having forgotten, for a moment, my own principle of turning the other cheek (Lk 6:29).
Thus, you should continuously develop your blessed ability of holding internally contradictory views, because every faith can magnificently grow on them – including faith in me.
As everyone knows, my father created the world and humans. But why did he do it? What had the entity – perfect and flawless, possessing all the most glorious attributes to the infinite degree – missed before? The Bible provides my father’s broad answer: “I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him” (Is 43:7).
A respected philosopher makes it clearer: “A magnificence, admired by nobody, feels uncomfortable. In these circumstances there is no inclination to be great. And so then, greatness gets wasted and serves for nothing; it is no use being great in eternal solitude”. One could not say it better. It does not make sense to be a God if there is no one by whom his divinity can be acknowledged, appreciated and praised.
So, as a matter of fact, there are you who make my existence significant. A perspicacious poet clearly grasps this truth, asking:
What will you do, God, when I die?
When I your pitcher, broken, lie?
When I your drink, go stale or dry?
I am your garb, the trade you ply,
You lose your meaning, losing me.
Of course, I could live without you – but for what purpose? I do definitely not want to lose my meaning. Therefore, to connect you more firmly with me, I decided to miraculously create a new place, where every one of you can be close to me, building my community and deriving some benefits from it. As I promised before: “he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (Jn 8:12). Today I want to add an even brighter tint to my original teachings, so come in and follow me.