Thursday, October 12, 2017

John XXIII’s ‘Moon Speech’


kicks off the Second Vatican Council





John XXIII’s speech on the night of the opening of the 
Second Vatican Council, 11 October 1962

Dear children,
I hear your voices. Mine is only a single voice. But what resounds here is the voice of the whole world; here all the world is represented. One might even say that the moon rushed here this evening – Look at her high up there – to behold this spectacle. This is how we close a great day of peace ... of peace! “Glory to God and peace to men of good will”.
We repeat often this greeting. And when we can say that the ray, the sweetness of the peace of the Lord truly unites us and carries us, we say: here is a taste of what should be the life of all the centuries and of the life that awaits us in eternity. How about a little more. If I asked – if I could ask – each of you, “You, where do you come from?” The children of Rome who are especially represented here would respond, “Ah, we are your nearest children and you are the Bishop of Rome”. But you , Roman children, do you feel like you really represent ROMA CAPUT MUNDI (“Rome the head of the world”), for this is what in God’s Providence you have been called to be, for the spread of truth and of Christian peace?
In these words is the response to your homage. My own person counts for nothing – it is a brother who speaks to you, who has become a father by the will of the Lord ... but everyone together, in paternity and fraternity, and the grace of God, everything, everything ... Let us continue, therefore, to love each other, to love each other so, by looking at each other in our encounters with one another: taking up what unites us and setting aside anything that might keep us in a bit of difficulty ... This morning there was a spectacle that not even the Basilica of Saint Peter’s – which has four centuries of history – could ever have contemplated. We belong, therefore, a time in which we are sensitive to the voices that come from above: and we want to be faithful and to stand according to the directions which our Blessed Christ has given us. I end by giving you the Blessing.
I love to invite to be near me the Madonna, holy and blessed, whose great mystery we remember today; I have heard that one of you has remembered [the 431 AD Council of] Ephesus and the lamps lit around the basilica, that I saw with my own eyes (not in those ancient times, mind you, but recently), and that recalls the proclamation of the dogma of the Divine Maternity of Mary.
This evening the spectacle offered to me is one that will remain in my memory as it will in yours. Let us honour the images of this evening! That our feelings might always be just as they are now as we express them before heaven and before the earth. Faith, Hope, Charity, the love of God, the love of our brothers and sisters; and then everyone together helped by the holy peace of the Lord, in doing good works. When you go back home, you will find your children: and give them a hug and say,“This is a hug from the Pope. You will find some tears that need to be dried: speak a good word:“The Pope is with us, especially in times of sadness and bitterness.” And then all together let us encourage one another: singing, breathing, weeping, but always full of faith in Christ who helps us and who listens to us, let us continue on our journey.
source: Pepper & Darkness Media, Discorso della Luna

John XXIII invokes the ‘moon’ and ‘tenderness’

1 comment:

  1. "Let us continue, therefore, to love each other, to love each other so, by looking at each other in our encounters with one another: taking up what unites us and setting aside anything that might keep us in a bit of difficulty... This morning there was a spectacle that not even the Basilica of Saint Peter’s – which has four centuries of history – could ever have contemplated. We belong, therefore, [to] a time in which we are sensitive to the voices that come from above: and we want to be faithful and to stand according to the directions which our Blessed Christ has given us.

    "When you go back home, you will find your children:...You will find some tears that need to be dried: speak a good word: “The Pope is with us, especially in times of sadness and bitterness. And then all together let us encourage one another: singing, breathing, weeping, but always full of faith in Christ who helps us and who listens to us, let us continue on our journey.”

    Let's be Jesuitical and try to figure out what 'is' means: (1) Do you think that "the voices that come from above" is the same as the "directions which our blessed Christ has given us" or do you think God the Father and God the Holy Ghost (and maybe God the Son) were voicing contrary directions to Pope John from those of our blessed Christ when He was on earth (like Bergoblio claims (when he and kasper aren't claiming they don't know what Christ's directions were since there was no video camera)? (2) Or do you think 'voices that come from above' referred to some other supernatural beings who were giving Pope John orders? (3) Or do you think 'sensitive to voices that come from above' referred to some sort of earthly government like the U.S. or U.N. who was giving Pope John orders? (4) If you answered 'yes'to (3), How can we get into big trouble when "We ARE sensitive to the voices that come from above", but (merely) "WANT to remain faithful and stand according to the directions which our blessed Christ has given us?" (5) What is the difference between "full of faith in Christ who helps us and who listens to us" and "to be faithful and to stand according to the directions which our Blessed Christ has given us"? (6) Why do you think this speech contains vc2 modern buzz words like "encounter"(‘meet as an adversary’ and ‘a meeting of adversaries’ based on Latin in- ‘in’ + contra ‘against.’(Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.)) and "journey" (daily portion/day/a day's work/travel)--is this the fault of a modern sodomite transperverter or did Pope John unlike Moses & Jesus (not to mention the chosen people who wouldn't wander the desert one day w/out the hope of the promised land) enjoy the desert and company of the devil and think hell was a better place than heaven and that we would too once we got there? (7) Did pope john see this?

    https://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/vortex-trending

    How sad and bitter and full of weeping these times are--and there is no pope with us.

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