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Ennobling the Line

December 06th, 2017 by Patrick Henry

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Housecarls at Hastings

God is first described as a father and second as a king.  We could stand to be more patriarchal than we are, but we at least have experience of fatherhood and take God’s fatherhood seriously. Small r-republicans that we are, we ignore exploring His monarchy.

Let’s fix that.

We in the Church are an elite group who are oath-bound to God and to each other.  We live a stricter rule than most Christians.  The God to whom we have pledged everything in return gives us magnificent gifts and in certain places marvelous titles of power.  He calls us his noble and great ones and has sworn fellowship with us.  Because of us, he also promises the same to our ancestors and our descendants.

We are God’s housecarls, we are his warband.  He has ennobled us, us and our whole lines.

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December 06th, 2017 08:55:11
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Leo
December 6, 2017

While I am not personally so militaristic, this post is in the spirit of these lines from Shakespeare’s Henry V:

For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition…


Bookslinger
December 8, 2017

Housecarls fits in with DC 103:22,30,34.

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/103.22,30,34?lang=eng&clang=eng#p21

And DC 105:16,27.
https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/105.16,27?lang=eng&clang=eng#p15

It fits in with the “military model of Mormonism”.

I think that the brotherhood and loyalty of military men under arms is the closest example we can find, outside the gospel, of the kind of brotherhood the Sons and Daughters of God are supposed to have.

But sworn and paid household military/security staff is not our ultimate reality. We are children and heirs.


Andrew
December 9, 2017

I wonder if some of you might find the book “The Heretics of St. Possenti” interesting. It’s a new Castalia release. The author is explicitly Catholic in the book, but it strikes me the “monastery” they setup could actually be Mormon. The idea is to setup a new type of militaristic monastery to recruit disenfranchised vets and put them back on the straight-and-narrow with the explicit intention that they will start families afterwards.

Definitely the “be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition…” could apply here too.


G.
December 9, 2017

Already bought.

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