In some Amazon Synod document, I read the following, which I find puzzling:
"The wisdom of ancestral peoples affirms that Mother Earth has a female face."
There's plenty there to scratch one's head about. What particularly puzzles me is the phrase "ancestral peoples".
Don't we all have ancestors? Why am I not an Ancestral Person? Talking about Ancestral Peoples implies that other, lesser, hominid groupings may not be 'ancestral'. But how can this be? Even the mighty PF, when all is said and done, surely has ancestors? Or is he, according to the Nouvelle Theologie, some sort of extra-terrestrial creation, fatherless and motherless, who emerged from a flying saucer in some American desert?
(If this were so, would he be capax Sacramenti Ordinis?)
Should we all reassert our biblical Ancestrality by reviving the Narnian expressions Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve?
Changing the subject ... I liked the video of that splendid clergyman burning a Pachamama. But we need help here, which perhaps could be supplied by some of our traddy communities of nuns. They could manufacture Pachamama statues, perhaps of papier-mache impregnated with parafin or other combustible substances, which would be very easy even for the clumsiest priest to burn ceremonially ... and, er, frequently.
For the sisters, it would be a probably welcome change from baking Altar Breads.
We need more imagination in the Church ...
You know I'm right.