Friday, August 19, 2011
These are the days, aren't they?
Priests teach you to act on your temptations.
The Bishop condones it as the shining example to follow.
Young and naive, uneducated, without Sacramental grace, we go on a toot.
Those of us lucky enough to find our way to Truth come crawling back begging for God's mercy.
We sit in the pews with our children waiting for the priests to teach truth but they lead our children into temptation.
We do everything we can to ask them in charity not to mislead our children, our neighbors, friends, family and fellow Catholics.
You'd think that would be an innocuous request. But that is when the muggings commence. The damage these muggings have done to Catholics is immeasurable.
Here's the question I have:
What possible reason would they have to want Catholic children to continue to be led into temptation and sin?
Somehow, I think the devil is in those details.
The funny thing is, the 'nicer' these Catholics proclaim themselves to be, the meaner they can be.
There is a sword of Damacles hanging over the heads of Catholics who ask to have our religion taught to us. If you dare to do it, bottom feeders will dig up the things you did when you were severed from Christ's Grace to humiliate, embarrass and silence you. They make mountains out of molehills, slander and malign. The people who put themselves out there as models of kindness have a feast day. The crucible of the individuals pursuing the distribution of Sacramental Grace for themselves and others is a victory for them. People observing it, moved by compassion to point out the lack of lucidity and compassion going on in the feeding frenzy get swept up by the hostile crowd.
If you are struggling with sin and drag yourself into Church and ask for the tools for Grace, your sins will be exploited and pounced on by wild lions.
Let us face it. Catholics are afraid to evangelize because this is what will be done unto you.
History repeats itself. The predicament inside of the Catholic Church is the same predicament Athinasius fought.
It is one thing for us to be persecuted outside of the walls. This is our fiat.
We have a different situation on our hands: Our religion is being held captive internally.
It has to be freed so Christ's evangelists can be fed and fortified, new evangelists raised. The army needs more soldiers to witness as we follow the Mystical Body of Christ to our destination. There are not enough at this point in time.
Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, Peter was a liar and a coward, Mary Magdalene was a notorious sinner and possibly a prostitute and Lazarus was dead.
The Apostle Paul describes his own struggles with sin in Romans 7.
Take a moment to read it. It is a masterpiece.
I never thought about this before, but is it possible he sat down to write this humble revelation because was being bird-dogged... by the Christians?
I don't mean to be condescending when I say this, so please forgive me because I've just got to say it:
If you don't understand the apostolates of those being raised to free up religion internally and you're taking whacks at those doing it, you are deprived of spiritual insight. Your resistance is neither wisdom nor charity. You're not being 'nice'. You're gumming up the works.
Please, understand and just pray for us.The internal fighting over it is rocking the boat. Listen in the silence to God and do whatever He tells you to do. This is what He is telling us to do. We are NOT going to stop.
St. Joseph, patron of the Universal Church, pray for us.