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Posted on 10/04/2011 12:23:58 PM PDT by JosephJames
The following letter was sent to my Sister.
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Dear my Sister,
Thank you very much for putting on the web the pictures of the family last November. I finally got around to downloading them. It took a while because there were over 500 pictures!
On our last phone call for your birthday, I told you that I do not heat my apartment next to the church in the winter so as to give my savings to Jesus who is dying of hunger in Brazil and Africa. Did you know that 100,000 die every day of hunger? 20,000 of them are children. Jesus does not exaggerate! Read chapter 25:31-46 of the Gospel of Matthew; this represents the FINAL EXAM for each of us, not just for Saint Francis or Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta or some other saint. The Gospels are for everyone. THIS LIFE IS EXTREMELY SHORT COMPARED TO ETERNITY!
Many Catholics and Christians today say that a God who is love would not send anyone to hell, if they still believe that such a place exists. Recently there was a study done in which it was discovered that ONLY HALF OF THE PEOPLE WHO GO TO CHURCH REGULARLY BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A PERSONAL RESURRECTION AFTER DEATH. The old saying goes: If you do not live as you believe, you end up believing as you live.
POPE BENEDICT HAS INDICATED MANY TIMES THAT ONE OF THE GREATEST TRAPS OF THE DEVIL TODAY IS RELATIVISM. Everyone makes up their own rules (the truth with a small t) as if they were God without seeking to discover the rules according the Creator of the entire universe who sent only His Son Jesus and Who left us a Church with the Pope until the end of time so that those of good will and with humility could find the truth which leads to eternal life.
WHO DECIDES WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG, GOOD AND EVIL, TRUTH AND REALITY? One has to work hard every day to stamp out the imprint of the Creator in his heart and to reject the many inspirations and graces from God in order to convince himself that God does not exist! Thus when such a person dies, even if he says he does not believe in God, it will be revealed to him in an instant his whole life, including how hard he worked to deny and run from the truth stamped in his heart; this will be his judgment for all eternity! Whether one likes it or not, or believes it or not, man is made in the image of God (Gen 1:26-27). NO ONE GOES TO HELL OR TO HEAVEN FOR ALL ETERNITY BY CHANCE! God, because He is Love, will always respect our great gift of our free will and thus will never force anyone to spend eternity with Him in heaven or eternity without Him in hell! God created you without you, but He will not save you without you (St. Augustine). The puppets of Satan, the proud modern philosophers, would make us to believe that each person becomes a god so we, by ourselves, decide what is reality and what is truth! The so-called Age of Reason actually turned reason on its head. There is very little enlightenment found in the Period of the Enlightenment! Secular humanism is bankrupt! For a believer in God-Love, René Descartes famous supposition I think therefore I am should read I LOVE THEREFORE I AM!
But MOST PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK OF HAVING TO CHANGE THEIR LIFE AND SUFFER, so they remain in their convenient relativism. Most people have swallowed the absurdity of many modern philosophers that if I decide that hell or the devil do not exist, then they do not exist! Even though there is one God, one Jesus Christ, and one Bible, Jesus knew there would be tremendous confusion about the Truth and the true path to heaven after He ascended to Heaven, so He left us his Church with the Pope as the head for those who have the humility to listen and conform their lives to the teachings of His Church on earth with His Vicar as the head. There are thousands of independent protestant groups which interpret the one Bible in their own way, often in contradictory ways. Christ promised to Peter and to all of his successors: You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail (Mt 16:18). This promise was made only to Peter and his successors, not to the bishops or priests. Most of the bishops were against the Pope in the forth century during the Arian heresy. Most bishops, priests and laymen and laywomen were against Pope Paul VIs encyclical, Humanae Vitae; we see now the disastrous results of ignoring or rebelling against the Vicar of Christ. (Visit: Prophecies of Humanae Vitae; http://pop.org/201003231196/prophecies-of-humanae-vitae).
How many winds of doctrine we have known in recent decades, how many ideological currents, how many ways of thinking The small boat of thought of many Christians has often been tossed about by these waves thrown from one extreme to the other: from Marxism to liberalism, even to libertinism; from collectivism to radical individualism; from atheism to a vague religious mysticism; from agnosticism to syncretism, and so forth. Every day new sects are created and what Saint Paul says about human trickery comes true, with cunning which tries to draw those into error (cf. Eph 4,14). Having a clear faith, based on the Creed of the Church, is often labeled today as a fundamentalism. Whereas, RELATIVISM, WHICH IS LETTING ONESELF BE TOSSED AND SWEPT ALONG BY EVERY WIND OF TEACHING, LOOKS LIKE THE ONLY ATTITUDE ACCEPTABLE TO TODAYS STANDARDS. WE ARE MOVING TOWARDS A DICTATORSHIP OF RELATIVISM WHICH DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ANYTHING AS FOR CERTAIN AND WHICH HAS AS ITS HIGHEST GOAL ONES OWN EGO AND ONES OWN DESIRES. (Then Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), Homily for the Pro Eligendo Summo Pontifice Mass, 18 April 2005. ; http://endtimeslion.com/?p=188).
Pope John Paul II (among many other occasions) spoke firmly against this PICK AND CHOOSE SMORGASBORG TYPE CATHOLICISM in LA in his September 1987 visit: It is sometimes reported that a large number of Catholics today do not adhere to the teaching of the Church on a number of questions, notably sexual and conjugal morality, divorce and remarriage. Some are reported as not accepting the Churchs clear position on abortion. It has also been noted that there is a tendency on the part of some Catholics to be selective in their adherence to the Churchs moral teachings. It is sometimes claimed that dissent from the Magisterium is totally compatible with being a "good Catholic" and poses no obstacle to the reception of the sacraments. This is a grave error that challenges the teaching office of the bishops of the United States and elsewhere. I wish to encourage you in the love of Christ to address this situation courageously in your pastoral ministry, relying on the power of Gods truth to attract assent and on the grace of the Holy Spirit which is given both to those who proclaim the message and to those to whom it is addressed. (http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/1987/september/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_19870916_vescovi-stati-uniti_en.html).
So many Christians today convince themselves that they are good and holy because they live 7 or 8 of the 10 commandments so as to feel they are saved or good, or live the commandments ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN CONVENIENT CRITERIA without seeking to discover how the One Who loves them immensely intended His commandments to be lived for their own true good. How many of us TRUST OURSELVES AND GIVE LIP-SERVICE TO THE GOD WHO WE SAY IS LOVE. Today, most Catholics want a CHRISTIANITY WITHOUT THE CROSS AND WITHOUT HUMILITY, in particular, before the Most Blessed Sacrament, and before the inconvenient teachings of the Church approved by the Pope. Unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven (Mt 18:3).
SINCE SO FEW PEOPLE PRAY TODAY, the forces of evil have taken control of the motors of the culture (mass media, schools, religious institutions, the governments) to manipulate our minds anyway they decide. We are drunk in our egoism; thus having swallowed the lies over the years that we have been bombarded with, we have become totally blind to our real personal situation and the situation of the society and world around us. This acquired power and money of the militant secularists, nihilists, and relativists in key positions of power and influence is recycled into accelerating their diabolical agenda even more; we are quickly approaching a spiritual, cultural and thus a social and economic avalanche. It is amazing that these powerful people, so close to their hidden leader, Satan, and who claim there is no God; know better than the great majority of Catholics the source of our great strength. How many people in groups such as the Tea Party put so much energy and time into problems regarding their pocketbook but do not see that the coming economic crash is a result of not resisting the onslaughts of the godless world leaders in the past few decades to destroy the moral fabric of our society. For the sons of this world are wiser in their own generation than the sons of light (Lk 16:8). Planned Parenthood (the worlds largest abortion provider), supported by the manipulation of millions of American tax dollars, is waging a battle of epic proportions, with the most advance marketing techniques, to overturn the antiabortion laws in the Philippines (RealCatholicTv: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EI0vNdV4FA).
THE GREAT MAJORITY OF CATHOLICS DO NOT EVEN HAVE ONE HOUR A WEEK TO THANK THEIR LORD IN THE EUCHARIST (after a good, sincere confession with a well-formed conscience), Who gave them everything they have! These ruthless angels of light (2Cor 11:14), who declare that there is no God, realize that our greatest source of strength to defend ourselves from their onslaughts is the Eucharist! They even steal Consecrated Hosts to desecrate the Body of Christ in their Black Masses! And they call themselves atheists! Satan knows all to well that God exists!
WE CATHOLICS, WHO WERE GIVEN MORE GRACES (talents (Mt 25:14-30)), ARE FAR MORE RESPONSIBLE for having given the militant secularists, nihilists, and relativists, these anti-God slaves of sin and pride, the power and control that they enjoy today. If we would have persevered in daily prayer and living the Gospel and the 10 Commandments according to Gods revelation and not according to our convenient and hidden egotistical standards, these poor anti-God slaves of sin and pride would not have fallen into Satans subtle but very powerful traps, or at least would not have the incredible power and influence that they have today. As an example of this sophisticated brainwashing and POWERFUL MANIPULATION OF THE PUBLIC WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE PUBLIC, you might check out the book After the Ball (1989). The authors, Kirk and Madsen, tell us straight out the bottom line of their master plan: "The campaign we outline in this book, though complex, depends centrally upon a program of unabashed propaganda, firmly grounded in long-established principles of psychology and advertising." (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=32898). Kirk and Madsen's "war goal," explains marketing expert Paul E. Rondeau of Regent University, was to "force acceptance of homosexual culture into the mainstream, to silence opposition, and ultimately to convert American society." Visit: Selling Homosexuality To America, by Paul E. Rondeau, at http://theshepherdsvoice.org/politics/selling_homosexuality_to_america.pdf. Visit also: Political Correctness: How They Market Homosexuality; (http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=7368).
Pope John Paul II was asked a few years before his death if he could give just one scripture quote for the people of God. He responded without hesitation: THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE (Jn 8:32)! It is not at all easy to persevere everyday in seeking the truth when we are surrounded by so many people who follow only the easy momentary fad and are manipulated and greatly pressured to be politically correct. THIS GREAT DANGER IS ESPECIALLY AUGMENTED and gone unrecognized when the ones who we should be able to trust - such as those who have been given by God a special vocation and grace to recognize the deceits of Satan (with fatigue and diligence) so as to lead and warn those people under their care of the numerous and subtle and powerful ensnarements of Satan today - do not correspond to their calling and inspirations from God: the BISHOPS AND PRIESTS.
Satan has laid more subtle and powerful traps today than ever before. Those who seek the truth and express their findings openly are more and more ridiculed and pushed and maneuvered, in the most sophisticated ways, out of the public square. Soon the true Truth seekers, and above all those who truly live the Truth, will be eliminated all together so as to create a utopia on earth with total freedom completely detached and separated from the Truth (big T)! Wiki Answers responds to the question: WHY IS THE DEVIL CALLED THE FATHER OF LIES? Because he functions on deception. He has to deceive people from the Truth in order to get them on his side. The devil is an angel that turned from God. Jesus came into the world to shine a light in the darkness and expose the devil for what he is - a liar. All lies come from the devil. (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_the_devil_called_the_father_of_lies). These liberals offer beautiful words like Freedom of Choice (Act), Pro Choice, The Common Good, Social Justice, Womens reproductive rights! which is one of their code words for contraception and abortion, but in reality these things greatly hurts women and all of society. But is not behind these slogans of freedom and rights A GREAT, DECEPTIVE LIE? The devil is a liar and the father of lies (Jn 8:44)! Only the Creator offers true and lasting freedom (Jn 8:32) which is always accompanied by suffering with Christ crucified! So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed (Jn 8:36). These lies, under the guise of appealing slogans and promises of eliminating suffering, lead to the most horrible slavery not only here on earth but for all eternity!
Our grandparents of our traditional old time religion remembered the words of Jesus Christ: Truly, I say to you, it shall be MORE TOLERABLE on the day of judgment for the land of SODOM AND GOMORRAH than for that town (Mt 10:15). If this is the promise of Christ for one town, what will happen when homosexual acts and homosexual lifestyle are promoted, protected and encouraged by the law in the WHOLE WORLD?!?
HUMAN RIGHTS COME FROM GOD. The quickly developing socialistic dictatorial state is telling us that our rights come from the State and therefore the State can take away these rights when the State decides to do so. We have allowed the State to legally kill a whole category of unwanted human beings in the womb of their mothers, a true genocide! Tomorrow the State will change the category of unwanted human beings and we will be killed for whatever reason the State decides. Read First They Came (the Nazis) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came...). The Gospel tells us that the strong must help the weak: You did it to Me! (Mt 25:40). But today we are moving quickly toward a relativistic culture which leads to a religion of the strong taking advantage of and eliminating the weak.
THE U.S. BECAME THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD BECAUSE our founding fathers did their best to write a constitution to protect people from a future bad government. POWER CORRUPTS; ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY! Our founding fathers, from experience, knew that history shows that the greatest thief and tyrant in the end is the government which has no authority above it and which no longer responds to the desires of the people. Thus these founders tried their best to write a constitution with checks and balances so that each of the three branches of the government would help to check the human tendency to accrue power and control over the other two branches. Upon his farewell address to the nation, GEORGE WASHINGTON tried to impress upon his fellow countrymen that it was RELIGION AND MORALITY that served as the foundation for our young nation. Without the foundation of Religion and Morality that George Washington and the other founding fathers provided for us, there is simply no real hope for the future of the United States of America.
If the majority of the citizens THROW OUT ABSOLUTE NORMS AND TRUTH FROM GOD and take the easy and egotistical way of relativism, why should the citizens be upset when the elected government officials and the appointed judges do the same? When we begin to understand what is going on here, we can see more clearly that positivism and relativism leads precisely to what Pope Benedict called the tyranny of relativism or the dictatorship of relativism. Having thrown out the inconvenient absolute Truth from God, which is always united to self sacrifice for others, we are heading quickly to MIGHT MAKES RIGHT, since we have taken the easy egotistical and prideful way of living and legislating. WE ARE GOING MORE AND MORE TOWARD STANDING TRUTH ON ITS HEAD AND EXALTING UNTRUTH! If we do not seek and do the will of God, we will end up doing the will of Satan in the many forms of egoism.
Whether we believe it or not, this short life is only to give each of us the opportunity to choose where we will spend eternity, in heaven with the absolute Truth, or in Hell, with the father of lies and all the relativists who fooled themselves and accepted and embraced the lie of believing that they are the absolute Truth. We truly are already under a dictatorship. Who is spending tremendous amounts of money to spray, without the knowledge or consent of the people below, all the populated areas of the earth with the chemtrails, and for what reason? It is only a matter of time that we will experience the horrific consequences of what we all have contributed to by our sins and lack of prayer. What would Hitler have done if he had the technology and surveillance systems that are available today?
Jesus tells us: "ENTER BY THE NARROW GATE; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few (Mt 7:13). SAINT FAUSTINA wrote in her diary (no. 153): One day, I SAW TWO ROADS. One was broad, covered with sand and flowers, full of joy, music and all sorts of pleasures. People walked along it, dancing and enjoying themselves. They reached the end without realizing it. And at the end of the road there was a horrible precipice; that is, the abyss of hell. The souls fell blindly into it; as they walked, so they fell. And their number was so great that it was impossible to count them. And I saw the other road, or rather, a path, for it was narrow and strewn with thorns and rocks; and the people who walked along it had tears in their eyes, and all kinds of suffering befell them. Some fell down upon the rocks, but stood up immediately and went on. At the end of the road there was a magnificent garden filled with all sorts of happiness, and all these souls entered there. At the very first instant they forgot all their sufferings.
The devil wants us to be full of joy, music and all sorts of pleasures SO THAT WE MIGHT NOT WAKE UP TO THE REAL STATE OF OUR SOULS, otherwise he might lose many souls before they die. The philosophy of life for most people today has become: IGNORANCE IS BLISS!; bliss today, but tomorrow, and after death?!? After death, our choice is confirmed eternally by God, just as it was for the angels who made their choice in one instant immediately after their creation. Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world - he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him (Ap 12:7-9). The word Michael means: Who is like God? The dragon, who became Satan, continues to tempt us with the same sin that caused him to fall. But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. (Gen 3:4-5; ORIGINAL SIN).
I regularly bring HOLY COMMUNION TO THE SICK AND THE ELDERLY who are not able to arrive to the Church for Sunday Mass. There was one lady, Rita, about 80 years old, that I was not sure if she wanted to receive Holy Communion since 3 or 4 years ago when her health was better, she often did not come to Mass in the Church where I celebrated which was only 10 yards from her house. Two weeks ago when I came to visit her and her husband Roberto, she asked me, in a very decided way, if she could receive Holy Communion. She made a good confession, received Holy Communion, and expressed her gratitude to me in a very heartfelt way. She then asked me if it might be possible that Roberto might make his confession. I told her that would be fine but I do not think he is willing to confess his sins at least according to the teachings of the Church, but rather according to his own personal criteria, which would render the confession invalid and even a sacrilege. Roberto never went to Sunday Mass except perhaps on Christmas. He was not willing to confess these sins even though the maid from Romania, a woman of faith, pleaded with him. I told her that the sacrament of confession is not magic. Pardon for sins is not automatic because God, due to His authentic love, totally respects our choice. If we freely choose to not make this act of humility to confess our sins to an instrument of God, a validly ordained priest, our sins with imperfect contrition (who can be sure of having perfect contrition?) are not forgiven. When she could not understand the great stubbornness of Roberto, who undergoes dialysis three times a week, I reminded her of the saying: AS YOU LIVE SO SHALL YOU DIE. The maid told me that Roberto had begun to complain in the last few months of seeing devils during the night, but even so, he refused to confess his sins. Even though Ritas health was much better than that of her husband, Rita died a week later a holy death.
What the world does not tell us, as well as so many leaders in the Church due to human respect, is that true love means respecting our great dignity, being created in the image of God (Gen 1:26-27) and thus RESPECTING OUR CHOICE, OUR FREE WILL. The TV communicates to us in all kinds of subliminal and even blunt ways that our dignity is at the level of our dog which freely has sex in the middle of the road. If I choose freely to not try to live the 10 commandments with Gods help (prayer) according to Gods criteria (not the worlds or my own comfortable and conveniently formed conscience) during my whole life, when I die, for love, God confirms my choice and I go to the place where the One and only God is totally absent. If God showed us even a tiny instant of heaven or a tiny glimpse of hell, we would no longer be free to say NO to God. Love means respecting this primordial gift of our great dignity (Ps 8:5), and thus respecting our freedom which is also accompanied with a tremendous responsibility for ourselves and for those over whom we have been given responsibility as parents, priests, bishops, civil authorities, etc. Here on earth we are surrounded by God, even those who do not want the Truth (big T). But if a person rejects the Truth all his life, when he dies, he discovers that the Truth is God. The greatest pain in hell is the total absence of God which is a pain far worse than all the fires put together. The greatest joy in heaven is to see God face to face! No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him (1Cor 2:9)!
Pope John Paul II said two years before he was elected Pope: We are now standing in the face of the GREATEST HISTORICAL CONFRONTATION humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the FINAL CONFRONTATION between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. (Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, "Notable & Quotable," "Wall Street Journal" (Nov. 9, 1978); http://www.ewtn.com/library/scriptur/flfire.txt). This message was repeated by Cardinal Ivan Dias at Lourdes on December 13, 2007. These strong words of Blessed Pope John Paul II, final confrontation, indicate clearly that we are the generation in which Jesus referred to in Matthew 24. For then there will be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be (Mt 24:21). The more we pray and offer our sacrifices to God, as our Lady of Fatima asked us to do, the less the forces of evil can take control of the motors of the culture to lead us away from God and toward temporal and eternal destruction. We so easily and so willingly forget that life is a battle, a DOUR COMBAT with the powers of evil (CCC 409)!
TO FIGHT IN A BATTLE, is it not prudent and necessary to know not only your own weapons, tactics and strategy, but also the weapons, tactics and strategy of the enemy? It was recounted to Pope John Paul II that the Vatican's chief exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth, knows too many bishops who do not believe in the Devil. The Pope replied bluntly: ANYONE WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL. When Amorth was asked What do you see as Satans greatest success?, he replied: The fact that he has managed to convince people that he does not exist. He has almost managed it, even within the Church. We have a clergy and an Episcopate who no longer believe in the Devil, in exorcism, in the exceptional evil the Devil can instill, or even in the power that Jesus bestowed to cast out demons. And they no longer believe in the Devil. We have entire Episcopates trying to counter exorcism. We have countries completely devoid of exorcists, such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal. This is a shameful shortfall.; (http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=2879). We go on the spiritual battlefield with a bow and arrow and the enemy has a machine gun or a canon, because so MANY GENERALS (THE BISHOPS) AND CAPTAINS (THE PRIESTS) TELL US TODAY THAT THE ENEMY DOES NOT EVEN EXIST!
Precisely because we priests and bishops are far more WORRIED ABOUT HUMAN RESPECT than what God wants, at Fatima the three children were shown the horrible sufferings in hell of the eternally damned and the thousands who fall into hell everyday likes sparks into a huge flaming fire.
POPE PAUL VI STATED: We have the impression that through some cracks in the wall the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church. As with his encyclical Humanae Vitae, his teaching was ignored as well as ridiculed (http://endtimeslion.com/?p=203).
SIXTY YEARS AGO it was even against the civil law in the USA and in most countries of Europe to buy or sell artificial birth control because the civil governments wanted to protect the common good, knowing that artificial birth control greatly harms the relationship between a husband and a wife and thus poisons the fundamental cell of society, the family. Sixty years ago it was still part of the cultural conscience to make individual SACRIFICES FOR THE COMMON GOOD. Now there is no more concern for the common good but only for self satisfaction and self indulgence; if an unwanted baby or an unwanted old person gets in the way, eliminate them! We have quickly slid down the slippery slope to abortion, euthanasia, experimentation on human embryos, homosexual marriages, resulting in what Pope John Paul II called the culture of death! This is the strategy of Satan, to put the frog in a pot of cold water and slowly heat it up until the frog is cooked. If you throw the frog in boiling water (sin openly revealed for what it truly is and what the true effects of sin are) it jumps out immediately. VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE JUMPING OUT OF THE BOILING WATER OF THE CULTURE OF DEATH TODAY IN ORDER TO SAVE THEIR IMMORTAL SOULS! Even for the majority of church goers today, religion exists to serve themselves, for what they want and can get out of it or to feel saved or holy or good or to impress their neighbors, instead of for the motive of helping them to discover the will of God and to help them to do the will of God, as they profess in the Our Father: THY WILL BE DONE! Gods will is to love God and neighbor at the expense of oneself, as Jesus did on the cross. The same words that Jesus uses to give life to the world are used by some to take life. Jesus says at every Holy Mass through His instrument the priest, THIS IS MY BODY given up for you (on the cross) that you may have life! There is a great spiritual conflict going on here. These same words are spoken from opposite ends of eternity with totally opposite results! Let us live those words as Jesus did and give ourselves to the least of these my brethren (Mt 25:40) so that we too might hear the words at the end of our life: enter into the joy of your master (Mt 25:23; Jn 3:15-16)!
Sister Lucia of Fatima said to Father Agostino Fuentes, the postulator of the cause of beatification of Giacinta and Francesco (December 26, 1957): Our Lady is very displeased because it is not taken into account her message of 1917. Neither the good nor the bad have held them in consideration. Believe me my Father, the Lord will punish the world very soon; THE PUNISHMENT IS IMMANENT! Many nations will disappear from the face of the earth, many nations will be annihilated. The devil knows that the religious and priests, living less their beautiful vocation, drag many souls to hell. It is now the time to halt the punishment of Heaven. We have at our disposition TWO EFFICACIOUS MEANS: Prayer and Sacrifice. She said that, the other means exhausted and despised by men, HE WILL GIVE, WITH TREMBLING, THE LAST ANCHOR OF SALVATION WHICH IS THE MOST HOLY VIRGIN IN PERSON, signs of tears, messages of several seers spread in all the parts of the earth. Our Lady said that if we do not listen and if we still offend we will not be pardoned. Father, it is urgent that we realize this terrible reality. We do not want to frighten the souls, but it is an urgent appeal to reality. From the time when the Virgin gave such a great efficaciousness to the Rosary, there does not exist any material, spiritual, national or international problem that cannot be resolved BY WAY OF THE HOLY ROSARY AND BY OUR SACRIFICES. To recite the Holy Rosary with devotion will be to consol Mary and to wipe away so many tears from her Immaculate Heart. Our Lady expressly said: We are nearing the end times.
Have you ever read THE DREAM OF THE TWO COLUMNS of St. John Bosco, with a ship (the Church) in the middle of a great storm, with the Pope at the helm, being attacked by many small boats from all sides, being guided between the two pillars with the Eucharist and Mary at the top of the two pillars? Let us cling to Jesus in the Eucharist as long as It will be possible, and Mary our mother with our weapon (as Saint Padre Pio called the Holy Rosary) in hand (http://thereedofgod.blogspot.com/2010/04/don-boscos-prophecy-of-two-columns.html). The Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, used to say to priests and bishops to make a holy hour everyday before Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament; he said that IF YOU WISH TO OFFER TO OTHERS DIVINE SPARKS, SPEND MORE TIME IN FRONT OF THE DIVINE FIRE, THE EUCHARIST! Only in this way will we be ready and able to give our lives to Jesus and to Jesus hidden in each of our neighbors as Jesus gave His life for us!
TWO ARMIES ARE QUICKLY BEING FORMED TODAY. In the first book of the Bible, Genesis 3:15, we find the Protoevangelium or "First Gospel" in which the woman will crush the head of the serpent. In the last book of the Bible we find the woman, along with St. Michael the Archangel, in battle against the dragon. The 13th of May 1917 Our Lady appeared at Fatima as the Woman clothed with the sun: According to the divine design, she came from Heaven to this earth, seeking the little ones privileged by the Father, a Woman clothed with the sun (Ap 12, 1). She, because she is little, will form the army array with the smallest ones from all parts of the world. The woman clothed with the sun appears next to the dragon. THE DRAGON FORMS HIS ARMY ARRAY with the most powerful, the strongest, the greatest, and the wisest, with those who have the highest places. He despises the least ones because they are not worth anything. He values the first ones, the strongest, because he believes he will win with this stronger army array strong and intelligent spirit, but proud (Fr. Stefano Gobbi). These proud are not only the mighty and rich and powerful, but all those who have freely embraced the convenience and egoism of relativism so as to decide good and evil by themselves, the criteria of salvation on their own as if they were gods. The problem is that in heaven there is room for only one God, not two; in hell everyone believes that they are god, just like the one they willing followed, Lucifer, who became Satan.
ST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT WRITES IN THE TREATISE ON TRUE DEVOTION (#49): In the second coming of Jesus Christ, Mary must be known and openly revealed by the Holy Spirit so that Jesus may be known, loved and served through her. As she was the way by which Jesus first came to us, she will again be the way by which He will come to us the second time, though not in the same manner. (TD 50) Montfort continues: "Mary is the sure means, the direct and immaculate way to Jesus and the perfect guide to Him, it is through her that souls who are to shine forth in sanctity must find Him. He who finds Mary finds life, that is, Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth and the life. But Mary's power over the evil spirits will especially shine forth in the latter times, when Satan will lie in wait for her heel, that is, for her humble servants and her poor children whom she will rouse to fight against him. In the eyes of the world they will be little and poor and, like the heel, lowly in the eyes of all, down-trodden and crushed as is the heel by the other parts of the body. But in compensation for this they will be rich in God's graces, which will be abundantly bestowed on them by Mary. They will be great and exalted before God in holiness. They will be superior to all creatures by their great zeal and so strongly will they be supported by divine assistance that, in union with Mary, they will crush the head of Satan with their heel, that is, their humility, and bring victory to Jesus Christ" (TD 54) (http://spir-food.blogspot.com/2011/07/funeral-stefano-gobbi.html).
WE ARE ALL SINNERS! Those who have the humility to confess their sins according to the criteria of God which He reveals through Jesus and His One true Church, and then, with the help of God to live accordingly, will be saved. Those who do not have this humility and refuse to confess their sins according to the criteria given to each person through the revelation of God that each has received from God (for Catholics, the teachings of the Church), will loose their souls for all eternity, even if they, as little gods, do not believe that hell exists! After death, there are only two places which will remain for all eternity: heaven and hell. Purgatory is temporal and will no longer exist after the end of the world.
DO WE BELIEVE THAT GOD LOVES EACH OF US IMMENSELY? Then do we trust Him; do we believe and trust that His holy will for each of us is the best for each of us even if it entail suffering and self-sacrifice for other? Do we believe that God has a beautiful design for each of us that can be fully realized and enjoyed if we only do not wilfully reject or ignore these beautiful graces and inspirations that God offers to us for our own good and true happiness? Or do we believe that we are more intelligent and wise than His voice on earth, the Pope? At that time Jesus declared, I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes (Mt 11:25).
JESUS COULD HAVE FOUNDED HIS CHURCH WITH 12 PERFECT ANGELS FROM HEAVEN. But Jesus, who is God and infinitely wise, founded the Church with 12 men who were sinners. One of the fundamental tests for all of us is to not throw out the incredible treasures of the fullness of truth and sanctification within His Church despite the fact that there are numerous sinners and scandals within His Church especially today! Countering the Donatist sect of the fifth century, who felt they were the only group that would be saved, St. Augustine even exclaimed: How many sheep there are outside the Church and how many wolves are inside! Precisely for this reason Our Lady does not tell us to abandon the Church and her ministers but to pray for them; their responsibility before God and man is very great!
THE FINAL MESSAGE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN, October 13, 1973, to Sr. Agnes Sasagawa at AKITA, JAPAN: "As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms that will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. WITH THE ROSARY, PRAY FOR THE POPE, THE BISHOPS, AND THE PRIESTS. The work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their conferees churches and altars sacked, the Church will be full of those who accept compromise and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them." (http://www.miraclerosarymission.org/akita.htm).
MY SISTER, I WANT TO SPEND ETERNITY WITH YOU! No cross, no crown, no pain no gain, no matter what the culture of death tells us today, with all of its powerful and refined techniques and bombardment of lies and brain washing. There is no Resurrection without the Crucifixion; there is no Easter without Good Friday! Satan tells us that we can avoid the cross at all costs and then afterwards all goes well; most people have willingly and happily swallowed this lie. Jesus instead tells us: He who does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it (Mt 10:38-39). Let us seek what our loving God wants for each of us and not fall into relativism; let us listen to His Vicar on earth and all those bishops and priests who are in union with the living Pope in this final confrontation in the history of the world and in the history of the Body of Christ, Holy Mother Church!
Your brother, Fr. Joe
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That was very nice, thanks. I’ll read it more in depth when I have a bit more time.