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This psalm refers to in part of the justification of defending the faith. How far should one go to defend the Catholic faith in the modern day and age as apposed to past history?
-- jean bouchardRC (email@example.com), August 26, 1999
Dear Jean, I would think that there would be no difference between then and now when it comes to defending your faith. Since Jesus died on the cross for what He was teaching, I would think that the least a Catholic would do is to follow suit if called upon to do so. That may not be a popular answer but I have this idea that when we die we just go home, so death doesn't scare me much. Besides, most of the people who were important in my life have already died, so for me I'd have more friends there than here. You have to die eventually anyhow, so dying for your faith would actually be a big honor. (And I just bet there will be a whole bunch of people out there who disagree.)
-- Ellen K. Hornby (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 27, 1999.
Jean, I am afraid you are wrong. Psalm 149 does not with even one single word refer to the justification of defending ones faith. It's all done at this point. HEB12:22-24 refers to the same issue in wonderful and very clear words.
-- luis gasser (email@example.com), August 28, 1999.
Louis - In my copy of Liturgy Of The Hours Page 710 it reads - " to deal out vengeance to the nations and punishment on all the peoples - to bind their Kings in chains and their nobles in fetter of iron -to carry out the sentence pre-ordained - this honour is for all His faithful. "
Whenever I say it a feelng of not being right hits me as I feel the last bloody sacrifice was The Crucifixion. The passage disturbs me. I shall read what you have referred me to. thank you for pointng that out to me. +Peace+
-- jean bouchardRC (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 28, 1999.