Vatican II can be properly understood only as being in continuity with the church's millennial traditions, not as a radical break with the past. Pope Benedict
Man likes to be in control, even of God. Of course, most of us would deny trying to box in the Almighty because we realize how ridiculous this sounds. Yet because we really do not like to change, we end up resisting even God. We like our comfort zone. We especially don't like the rug ripped from under us and that is usually how God must most often snag our attention.
God is not stagnant. He is not the God of the past, but God of the present, alive, a dynamic powerhouse seeking to heal, transform and draw us ever closer to His heart.
This week I was wondering why so many Traditionalists are against Vatican II, labelling all the popes which came after as illegitimate and even heretics, especially Pope Francis. When I researched the question, an insightful homily popped up by Pope Francis from May 29, 2013.
He called our resistance to change “being stubborn; this is called wanting to tame the Holy Spirit, this is called becoming fools and slow of heart.” The pope points to Traditionalists who resist changes, but even worse, to Modernists who twist the teachings of Vatican II to suit their own purposes, entrenching Traditionalists even further.
What a conundrum! continue