Friday, March 29, 2013

This Is Your Hour, And The Power Of Darkness

***The stained glass images below are used with the permission of Stained Glass, Inc. Thank you, Rachel!

Anyways, I was reading this post's caption passage from Luke 22 not long ago. You'd think that deicide is something so horrible that we'd never manage to pull something like that off again. Unfortunately, that seems to be exactly what is happening. God is gradually being uprooted from society bit by bit. Whether it's the Supreme Court debating on whether or not to legitimize homosexual relationships or schools banning the term Easter, it seems like there is a conscious effort to kill any notion of God and do so all in the name of the rights of man.

Which, of course, there is.

Does this look familiar?

It should because that's us on the left. We're basically washing our hands as Our Lord is abused by His enemies. Considering the current state of affairs, we should probably be praying a lot more? Are we? We should be fasting and doing penance? Are we?

I'm guessing not. We've gotten way to subservient to even do those things.

I hope we remember all this when it's our turn.

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be scandalized: and shall betray one another: and shall hate one another.

The Mystical Body will be Crucified just as Our Lord's physical body was. What's happening now is just the warm-up. Maybe we'll see the days of Matthew 24; maybe we won't. That doesn't mean we shouldn't go about Our Lord's business in the interim. Fast. Pray. It's about souls. If our government enjoys facilitating damnation, then we should be praying for those in charge. Secular and ecclesiastical. 

Pray that we don't undergo the temptation because, one day, the Church is going to have the same experience as Peter:

Amen, amen I say to thee, when thou wast younger, thou didst gird thyself, and didst walk where thou wouldst. But when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and lead thee whither thou wouldst not.

See, the servant isn't greater than the Master. If this can happen to Jesus:

It can definitely happen to us. Then, man will exercise his "rights" to the utmost and declare victory over God. And we'll have a serious problem.

Before Christ's second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the "mystery of iniquity" in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. the supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.

CCC #775

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great reflection on Good Friday and the present state of the one true church and the world at large