Not always happy but always happy to be Catholic.
It is our habit to dismiss the Old Testament altogether because Jehovah, or Jahwe, does not think of behave like a social worker.
Well said, indeed. It seems so many Catholics (and non-Catholics who have a beef with Catholicism) hold up Jesus as this one-dimensional kind and accepting guru-sort...a happy-clappy hippie figure. I say they are only telling half the story...and that half they aren't telling very well. "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill." Matt 5:17Doesn't get much clearer than that.