I can't believe it. Yet I can't deny what I am witnessing.
All my life I was told about the glory of the "lord among creatures", "he to whom angels bowed and kissed the ground in front of him". No, don't make a mistake. It was not about God, it was and is about the dignity of human beings, and how a wise man's feet never touches the earth (even if you think so) because he steps on the shiny wings of the angels, who spead them before him. To all of this, you can add what they told us about women and the reason they have to be veiled. "they are diamonds. and everybody knows that a precious stone has to be kept safe and locked, doesn't he?" And yet....
This lord, this diamond, as they called him, was subject to all kind of misery, slavery and ill-manners. No music, no painting and sculpture, just bad smells, lack of education and other things which evenn animals hate!
The Second episode:
" Lord, I am dust
, unwothy of the earth upon which I walk. Lord, have mercy on this miserable worm.
May the holy angels who see you face to face protect and guide me...."
And now to my surprise, man is not the first, not even the second, HE IS THE TENTH after nine choirs of angels. And yet....
So much dignity and honour did this religion, this Church, bestow on the man whom she loved to call a worm!
A piece of dust indeed, but God loved it more that His pure and Divine Blood. The Pope golries, not only in being God servant, but being a servant of men too!
The Church did not just give glory to The Lord, she glorified men too! She gave them civilization, music, art, nobility and Angelic purity....
She took the treasures Her Lord gave Her, and made crowns out of them for coronating all her children.
I wish every piece of ashes were as beautiful as this!:http://www.traditioninaction.org/Cultural/C021cpDebutantBallLaredo.htm