days of pity and prayer.
I must say people do take umbrage at what I write. Funnily enough one of the last to object after only one conversation with this person and observing a certain personal action, I must confess to a wonder about this soul's state of grace or where it stands in relation to Charity and the Church's teachings . Of course all can be explained and justified by evincible ignorance. I do question if we can leave our brothers and sisters in this state of mind. I question as must we all, if it is not sinful if we allow our brothers, sisters in Christ and the children the same latitude. Allow them to stay ignorant. Who sins then is my question? Can it be scandalous on my part to warn of dangers? A defense we all know could be spun to correct me.
The point was made I was no light in the darkness. I point out for discerning Catholics did this person recognize which was the darkness and which is the light? I would believe advice was given by someone who did not recognize the orthodoxy I claimed on another discussion in the past. I wrote about the orthodoxy we pray for in the Tridentine Mass.
Never the less, the objection was to the e mail I sent concerning why priests and bishops never have a communication directly from Mary and Jesus, if they do rarely do we hear these communications, yet so many of the Laity do. Am I wrong in accepting the signs of the times?
I pity the priests in the Church today. I really do and is there any reason I should not? Very few days go by when I do not pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, morning, noon and night for them. I write this without seeking accolades, nor thanks, it is a duty and a promise made. I also include the laity.
Do I perceive events and teachings in the Church wrongly? Who can deny the Notre Shame episode and the division amongst the Hierarchy in the States over this and the Eucharistic problem. Mary Jane Glendon certainly took her public action, separating herself from the event. Should this be hidden by darkness? Who can deny the very tacit agreement on "abortion recommendations" permitted by the Primate in Boston. Should this be hidden in Darkness? The question is who is in denial and do I show any love for the Church and Her members? can I not claim the use of the sword Catholics are given, in its hidden scriptural meaning, to cut off diseased members, perhaps giving them time to heal. Are we not all sentinels facing inwards warning of wolves in the fold?
Christ said we are either for Him or against Him. Must we hide or deny our allegiance. Must we not correct even Pontiffs if they are in error or have they surrounded themselves with impregnable defenses that we cannot penetrate. No we are commanded we cannot correct them for various reasons of faith. As Mary said in Malta in the link I sent, "we touch upon their sore points". We let the baby go down the drain with the bath water. We are all united in love and peace reigns where there is no peace.
Correct me again holy ones. Are we joining the monkey cult, a brute without a soul, to hear no evil, see no evil and therefore we will speak no evil. I cannot live that way and none of us is supposed to by the older teachings of our religion. Love conquers all they say, and how He does is His business. Pray for discernment. I give you my prayer it might help you.
Almighty and Eternal God, beloved Father of my life; I (use your baptismal name here) sealed in the Holy Spirit, baptized and anointed in the Precious Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ask, with Mary guiding my words, ask in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ Your Son to command who it is instructing me (or substitute) is this work acceptable to You, to give their name in a scriptural answer.
I wait in silence for my answer which always comes in the silence of my mind. How hard it is not to interfere supplanting the answer with my own desires, not keeping that is in that silence demanded. I do admit readily some of the answers leave me no choice but to apologize to God for listening to such drivel.