**Here, I thought it’s great to share some of the live apologetic experiences. **
I had a boss, elderly and respectful man he is. He happened to come to my room at my work place. On the table, he saw the encyclicals of the Pope JPII. At a very confident tone, he said your church has to change the tilte of mary from ‘mother of God’ to ‘mother of Jesus’. With and air of confidence and as if to poke fun he asked me the question “Is mary the mother of God or mother of Jesus?”.
Honestly, at that time I really did not like to enter into arguments. But, I had to give some answer … I said “Jesus is both God and Man”. :eek: You should have seen his expression. I can’t forget that blank stare, stunned enough to speak. Frankly speaking that answer came as a bit of surprise even to me. I didn’t want to put him in that situation, and as he began to get up and leave the room he said something to cover that up. Something like “Jesus has two sides one is God and another is Man and Mary is mother of Jesus”. Out of respect for him and not to argue further, I just had to nod “yes … yes”. And, he tried to change the topic before saying goodbye. hehe :rotfl:
Well, if there was someone else I would have repeated “Jesus is BOTH God and Man” and how can we mere mortals try to segregate that?
Infact, this deduction of the divinity into human understandable terms and making him exclusively or exclusively God has the patterns of heresies that date back to the early Church history … for example …Arianism and Nestorianism.
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