Friday, April 5, 2013

Mark Mallet's Hour of the Sword

Mark is feeling a bit ominous about the escalation of threats around the consequences of sin.

Can't say I disagree with him, but I'm thinking more like this is just the beginning of a looooong chapter of ugly.

I was six at the time of the Cuban missile crisis. I am absolutely floored by the lack of interest and concern this time around as the lunatic sets up his missiles in North Korea.

Like the time of Noah, they're oblivious. 

Mark recommends taking advantage of Divine Mercy Sunday.  I trust readers here are on that, staying in a state of Grace, frequent reception of the Eucharist, prayer, penance, fasting.

Don't get caught without oil for the lantern.

1 comment:

M said...

OFF TOPIC, but of concern. In a post by Damian Thompson in the UK Telegraph, a warning that Benedict XVI's days may be numbered:

"I think all of us were distressed by the fragility of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI when we saw him greet his successor, Pope Francis. The footage was almost too painful to watch. Now, according to the excellent Fr Ray Blake, a Spanish newspaper says he is suffering from something "very severe", and that "we won't have us with him for very much longer". His condition has apparently continued to decline. I thought twice about repeating this, but I'm sure Catholics and others would wish to pray for the man many of us regard as the most inspiring pope of modern times. No pontiff for centuries has written and preached so brilliantly about the relationships between liturgy, evangelism and the shape of history. If only he had been a younger man when he was elected to the chair of St Peter!"