Judge Anna von Reitz
For many generations, the Doctrine of Scarcity has been enshrined in the politics of the Roman Catholic Church. It has been a core teaching of the Church that the poor are blessed and that there is something precious and noble about the suffering of poverty, starvation and deprivation of all kinds.
Being poor was thought to be a virtue, indeed, a necessity of virtue.
Everything related to a healthy human life– the need to eat and drink and have sex and even wash our bodies— has been denied in the name of the Doctrine of Scarcity.
You have said that you want a “poor Church”. That’s fine. Divest it of its riches, its pomp, its self-adoring and venal glories. Make of it what it was meant to be, a simple fellowship bound together by the Holy Spirit and the teachings of Jesus. Let all the Orders stand in awe of the Franciscans and the other Mendicants, who have placed their faith so utterly beyond the grasp of Mammon.
Indeed, Francis, if there is any virtue in poverty it is simply this—that by being poor, the poor give us the opportunity to grow beyond our own selfishness.
They give the rest of us someone to give to, someone to help who needs help.
And that is a great service to humanity.
I don’t miss the point, I simply know that the same lessons can be learned by other means and that there is no reason to cling to the Doctrine of Scarcity any longer.
This is why I have placed the Credit of Jesus on the books of the Vatican Chancery Court, declared the beginning of the Thousand Years of Peace, authorized the payment of any debts held against any Names, or NAMES, and have initiated the Doctrine of Abundance.
There is no longer any logic to the idea that many must be downcast in order for humanity to be lifted up.
The Doctrine of Scarcity has been a manure pile and yes, from it, our Father has grown roses; but the Doctrine of Abundance is the truth and the law of our Father in Heaven, who has provided far more than enough for all his children to have health and happiness on earth.
So let it be that peace reigns instead of war. Let the truth of abundance overwhelm the lie of scarcity. Let the true knowledge of our Father fill the earth as it has been decreed. And let us enter into the Thousand Years of Peace.