“He (Jesus) will keep you firm to the end, irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful, and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians: 8-9.
Today, as I was driving home from town, I was listening to Relevant Catholic Radio. Of course, they were talking about the sex abuse scandal in the Church. I am grateful for Catholic Radio because
I hear the truth not half-truths about current events.
As I continued driving and listening to the radio, tears welled up in my eyes and I began to sob quietly. I said, “Oh Jesus I am so sorry that that we have sinned against You and Your Church causing Your heart to break. Jesus I am sorry for my part in
the mess that the Church is in today. I will do whatever I can to make reparation for this horrible evil that has crept into Your Holy Catholic Church. I desire to console Your broken heart, Jesus.”
This is a very difficult time for the Church and its members. Many people are hurting with a wide range of emotions.
But its not the time to leave the Church. Its the time to fast, pray the Rosary, repent, forgive, and spend time before Our Eucharistic Lord in the Tabernacle. The Church is going through a painful purification process and it hurts deeply.
When the light of Christ penetrates the evil darkness, then healing can begin. We
are each called to pursue personal holiness and not succumb to discouragement and fear. We are called to be part of the solution not the problem. God is faithful and He will keep us firm to the end. Amen!
During these most difficult times, lets take to heart Peter Our First Pope's words of wisdom: “Jesus ask
the twelve apostles, “Do you want to leave?” Peter said, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”
We will get through this difficult time if we remain faithful to Jesus Christ and His Church. Always remember
what Jesus promised, “And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
Let us cling to Jesus' promise now more than ever. After this brutal purification, I believe we will experience a new springtime in the Church.
my Jesus forgive us of our sin; lead all souls to Heaven especially those in most need of Your mercy.”