Sunday, June 14, 2009

The solution is simple...

Mankind is facing so many problems today. Sin has been enshrined as a good. As Father Albert Hebert, S.M., once said, even the "great pagan juridical systems admitted the fact of wrong-doing and their legal systems prescribed punishment for it. It is only in our day that there is such a widespread denial of the existence of sin and moral laws. This makes God appear as the Creator of evil, and God hates this blasphemy, pride and hypocrisy on the part of His creature man....Today, persons great and lowly commit sin, deny it and even blasphemously call it virtue. For example, active homosexuals and lesbians call their practices 'love' and demand the legal status of normal married man and wife.."

It is because sin has been enshrined as a good, because so many people have turned away from the Merciful Heart of Jesus, that there is no peace today. Many will argue that I'm being "too simplistic," or that there are other reasons for the breakdown of peace we are experiencing across our culture and throughout the world.

But when Faustina Kowalska's confessor told her to ask Jesus the meaning of the two rays in the image which she had previously been shown, Jesus spoke to her while she was in prayer:

"The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls...These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross. These rays shield souls from the wrath of My Father. Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him. I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy...

Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy..." (Divine Mercy in My Soul, Notebook I, 299, 300).

If we want peace, we will only obtain it through Our Jesus of Mercy. We must confess our sins regularly and dwell in the shelter of the two rays which emanate from His Merciful Heart. There is no peace in attempting to legitimize sin. There is no peace apart from Our Jesus of Mercy.

The choice is ours. But not for much longer. "...before I come as a just Judge, I first open wide the door of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice.." (Notebook III, 1146); "My daughter, Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them." (Notebook II, 848).
We have two ways before us: Love and mercy which produce peace and tranquility or hatred, sin and unforgiveness which lead to despair, violence and war. The choice, as always, is ours to make. A way of life and a way of death as the Didache teaches.
Choose wisely.


ACatholicinClinton said...

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Almighty Father, Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world!

Anonymous said...

I'm growing more and more concerned about the Diocese of Worcester. When the Commission for Women promotes a New Age "Sister" who writes about leaving the safe world of her heterosexuality, this is not an act of mercy. It is an act of hatred and violence against faithful Catholics. Such activities do not offer hope but only the despair of sin.

Amanda said...

As if embracing homosexuality or lesbianism will provide us with peace. Isn't it funny how people will look everywhere for peace except where it may be found? So many people try to find peace and a solution to their problems in drugs, alcohol, homosexuality, politics (Obama as "messiah") or salvation from the stars (remember the movie Starman?).

Saint Augustine said it best, "Our hearts are restless O Lord, until they rest in Thee."

But most aren't listening.

Stewart said...

Amanda, very well put. I was at confession yesterday at a rather large parish in the area. There are perhaps 3-4 thousand parishioners who belong to the parish. There were only about 7 or 8 confessing.

What would that suggest?

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