DURING THE READINGS AT MASS THIS WEEKEND, THE CITING OF “THE NARROW GATE”,BROUGHT TO MY MIND THE FLIGHT DEPARTURE OF “JESUS AIR “AS DESCRIBED BY MATTHEW KELLY
I SAT THERE AND ENVISIONED JESUS ANNOUNCING THIS FLIGHT DEPARTURES TO PARADISE.
“WELCOME TO JESUS AIR WHERE DIRECT FLIGHTS ARE RARE,
THERE MAY BE A STOPOVER FOR SOME MAJOR OR MINOR REPAIRS.”
JUST HAVE FAITH IN YOUR PILOT AND WE WILL ALL GET THERE.
YOUR CAPTAIN JESUS”
NOW BOARDING: AT THE NARROW GATE ONLY
TIME & DATE: UNKNOWN:
BOARDING PASS REQUIREMENTS: SCARS FROM BEARING YOUR CROSS
PASSPORTS: WITH LISTING OF ALL OF YOUR PREVIOUS PORTS OF CALL WHERE
THE CRIES OF SOME OF THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN ANSWERED:
THE POOR, THE HUNGRY, THE WEAK, THE FRAGILE, THE SICK,
THE DYING, THE PRISONERS (ESPECIALLY THE UNJUSTLY CONVICTED)
THE MARGINALIZED, THOSE IN MOURNING, THE BEGGARS,
THE HOMELESS, THE SINNERS THE REJECTED,
THE VICTIMS OF WAR,TERRORISM, DISASTERS, AND OF ABUSE OF
OF ALL KINDS. AND THE FALSELY ACCUSED VICTIMS OF GOSSIP
“IN OTHER WORDS, THE CRIES OF THE “THE GANG” I OFTEN HUNG AROUND WITH DURING MY BRIEF STAY ON THE PLANET. ” “PLEASE PROCEED TO NARROW GATE WITH ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS”
QUESTION: “DO I POSSESS ALL THESE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BOARD?”
I still cannot believe that the Olympic Games and the
Paralympic Games are not held at the same time. Where is the solidarity there? Surprised the Pope did not address this issue in a world where everyone wants to be treated equally and not be treated as an outsider. I am also very surprised that those who have fought and those still fighting for same sex marriage and all those who believe in same sex marriage are not saddened and speaking out against the way able bodied athletes and athletes who are enabled but born with or through an accident experience physical challenges are not part of the Olympic Games and competing together with other qualified athletes from all over the world. They are all after all athletes who have worked hard to accomplish what they do. Those fighting for gay rights and same sex marriage are always saying,"God made us the way we are and God loves us the way we are........." Then I have to ask myself how can our world accept the fact that the Paralympics are held time and again since they started in the summer of 1960 separately. And please do not say because then there will be too many athletes and not enough room for the athletes and the spectators. Such a sad excuse in a world that has made communication possible immediately with anyone, anywhere at any time. It has been 56 years since the first Paralympics took place. Haven't we had enough time to find or build venues big enough to host the Olympic Games where athletes with or without physical challenges compete and aim for the gold with the world watching at the same time!!! I am not saying that those without physical challenges have to compete against those with physical challenges. I am only saying that all olympic athletes come together at the same time! This expresses more solidarity than the way the Olympics and Paralympics are presently organized. It is way past the time that our world see that race is not the only way people are socially divided. It is sad that marriage equality for same sex couples has become more important than the long time social divisions caused by not including people born with (or through accidents) physical challenges. Like those who wanted the murderer Barabbas freed rather than Jesus, today in our society we are still welcoming wrongful deeds over good deeds!