For His Glory and His Alone
Appropriate reasons for our opinions, great deception
The heading gives us the reality of many lives. Justify ourselves in our own egos. It is the great deception. Look where it gets us; into a place where we are owned by our own opinion which is afflicted and twisted by our passions. We can do no wrong, since it feels so good. Look at ourselves we are sinful and from sin comes a denial of our goodness and a decent into depravity to some depth. Just as our charitable merits, when in a state of grace raises us up towards God, then sinful acts of depravity lowers us to that place where the scriptures tell us, the pit closes its mouth around us.
Look at the natures which God's grace gives us when as Genesis says Man and Woman He made us. What better place to examine ourselves than to contemplate the Passion, or if we are not yet in the place in our prayer life that calls for Silence and Contemplation, then meditate upon the actions of men and women during this time when the world was possessed and owned by wickedness. A time when the basic actions due to grace became very apparent. Women pitied and men descended to a degree less than animals and demonstrated very ably what depravity looks like.
Look at Veronica, standing amongst dreadful man, screaming and hurling all kinds of filth that their minds and hands could hold, she gave her veil in pity and bravery to wipe His face. Look at the Daughters of Jerusalem not of the Palestinian City but of His new Church who came forward in love. Who were these women that from scriptures the Roman Centurion took one look and stepped aside? Look at the women at the Cross who in the grossness of human words stood by their Man, who was God.
Look at the majority of the taunters, men whom only the authority of Rome held back. As David said you pierced my hands and my feet, and numbered all my bones. Yet not a bone was broken. Men who allowed themselves to go beyond decent and respectful behavior used every action they could to humiliate their Victim. Why so? Men at war, and it was a spiritual war, have been known since time began unless disciplined by their leaders to commit atrocities on their victims or those they defeat and hold to be so much less than themselves. What kind of depravities He suffered at the hands of the temple guards and jewish crowds we shall never know until it suits God that we should. That time for knowing must be soon and if He tells us it is for our own good. God will and does use every strategy He can to make sure the Passion Death and the shedding of the Blood of the Lamb for our salvation is not wasted. It is part of His Justice and Righteousness, His perfect fairness.
Like those who lived and watched Christ prove His Lineage through miracles and teaching, we put aside Him today and in our opinions, we make Him less than our Savior, to be more acceptable to us. We call it ecumenism and accommodation. What He wanted for us we have changed to what we say He wanted. Just as His presence in Jerusalem then was denied so His presence in the Jerusalem of today is dismissed and a personal Lord of each individual life has arisen, a new Easter that suits us. He is for many, not the Christ that existed. Like the Jerusalem of yesterday that claimed he was not God because man killed Him, we kill Him literally in our Jerusalem because he would not have said or done that but He did this I believe because my heart tells me so. Our new common belief for which we will pay harshly.
Do we we see depravity in our Catholic Church? Turn this question over in your minds and see for example the destruction of God's creation in abortions and euthanasia. Many commentaries of exorcism state that infanticide and sacrilegious communions lead to possession. The Church admits to congregational possession. What do each of you think of or see in the Church today. The question is for some of these prelates, priests and laity. Should they be excommunicated or exorcised? Which will save their soul, do you think?
Print this out and ask your bishop and your parish priest is there any veracity in these words.
Labels: passion Death Lamb human nature exorcism excommunication
The lowest common denominator we can find to foster minimalism in the Church blessed by Prelates Bishops and pharisees in the Church today. Always remember the cheapest clothes are always the first to be disliked.
Labels: ecumenism Bishops
Prayers that arose from the March for Life
Those of you who do read this blog will remember of my view on the Women who marched for life and how it effected me. I saw it as a celebration of Womanhood celebrating the fact that unlike us mere men they could and many will take part a working part in the act of creation. Even I add they actually are a working part of the holy act of God's creation as in their womb the soul is added to the body. The act of ensoulment as Tertullian called it. The joyful faces and the complete abandonment in that joy they shared was so obvious to me. I thank God for His instructions to my soul on what I was observing. I felt such pity but truly admired the heroines who stood with banner proclaiming I aborted and saw the sorrow written in their face. God has forgiven many of them who truly were seized with penitence.
Now I watch the supernumeraries present the men, Fathers, brothers and sons who were there and it entered into my mind Paul's admonition in First Corinthians, "Protect your maidens!" But what of those who have no man who stand for them in prayer and practice. Separated perhaps by the act the woman, our sisters, mothers and daughters were acting against by their positive demonstration of delight in their womanhood whom as God told us, "He made them".
May I tell you of help I gave in a funny way for one woman and then for a group. I have often done things that are off the worldly wall and been reviled sneered and laughed at, too bad.
Once on belief net I corresponded with a woman who wanted to talk to me but was frightened to give me her number and a woman from Massachusetts stepped in and gave me hers and we worked out the problem
In the Course of the conversation it was stated the woman had not been to confession for some years and she agreed she would. The next time she spoke she could not find a priest locally in Richmond Hill to help her. One would not, another (it was the start of lent) stood her and her children in line with others and said now confess your sins. I wrote to Cardinal Ambrosiac and asked what kind of outfit was he running and a priest phoned her. Before she went she told me she had so many sins it was hard to keep them in her mind. I suggested write them on paper. She did. After confession we talked and she asked what should she do with the sheets on which her sins were remembered. Burn them was the obvious answer. Now comes the gist of the matter, her and her husband were so elated at her practicing her catholicity the whole family were to go out and celebrate. I am from what happened not sure they did get out that evening. They burnt the few sheets of paper in their barbecue. They flamed so high and so long they feared their house would catch fire. Talk about a holocaust for a penitent mind.
I once was a correspondent with a group of women who had a telephone prayer group of some kind. They were in a way as off the wall as myself. One night one phoned and said while praying they were making the ejaculation to the Sacred Heart and it turned as I listened into an incantation to some demonic deity. I had been writing it down in a steno notepad. I gave her heck and hung up, took the paper, soaked it in Holy Water and set fire to it in the kitchen sink. It flared up right away. a large flame burnt for long moment or two and I flushed it down the sink. Two holcausts, two sacrifices of sin to God.
For those still with me here is the point. If you are a man and you know of an unfortunate woman who has aborted write her name on a piece of paper set fire to it and ask God for mercy and interior peace for her as it burns. Too holy to do it, too stupid for words. Not my problem but you might just lack charity.
Print this and ask your local parish priest, "Is this worth doing?" Remember the first woman she did and it surely was as God says I will forgive a humbled and contrite heart.
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Earlier today while I was praying and looking in general at my life and running through my mind various thoughts, then out of the blue came this thought.
“Too many today have stables that are full of the substance that comes from the nether end of the Ox. This is not the stable into which I was born. It is time these people used a shovel and cleaned up the mess they have accumulated. It is time they come to me in the confessional for help, then the weight of the manure on the shovel will become a backbreaking penitence they will need for the stable to be suitable for My presence and My mercy. Never will a catholic child enter heaven directly without the Sacrament that reconciles them to me”.
Print this and take it to your priest for his comments.
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