"mass murder on an unimaginable scale"
"Mass communion on an unimaginable scale."
Mass murder on an unimaginable scale...we've seen this before...the Holocaust, the Gulag Death Camps, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Killing Fields of Cambodia, Rwanda's tribal genocide and the World Trade Center.
the hundreds of millions victims of a legal genocide
YES, their souls are a big part of the equation
NOT ENOUGH, that is also for certain
WE HAVE THE WAY,
AND THE LIFE
WE HAVE THE HIS POWER
And yet...we don't believe Him or don't trust Him
We don't know Him, love Him or serve Him
The Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church have a gift to share with the univeral church...The Triune God
They know that they can never know His ESSENSE, and yet they also know that they can know Him intimately by being in contact with His DIVINE ACTION, His ENERGEIA, His work in creating, redeeming and loving each and every ensouled human being that He made in His image and likeness.
Mary and St. Joseph, St. Francis and St. Clare, St. John of the Cross and St. Theresa of Avila, St. Padre Pio and St. Therese of Lisieux...they are our models...we too are called to know.
Begin the dialogue and ponder anew the Gospel by focusing on "living encounters in Jesus Christ." It is here that we experience Divine Energy, the gift of faith-based grace that leads to our conversion, communion and solidarity.
By prayerfully basing this work in Jesus Christ, the Light of the Gospels, we will keep from falling prey to the "new age trap" of going cosmic and denying the personhood and unity of God, his ESSENSE.
Pope John Paul II's impassioned pleas echo from his grave.
We must believe that we are conscripts in the Church Militant, we follow the Queen of Heaven and the Heavenly Host in battle and we are engaged in a life and death struggle---a war against evil.
It is a HOLY WAR, no doubt...for we are all called seek holiness in our state of life.
It will not be by our brainpower, willpower, or firepower that we prevail---it will be by His Power.
"Power is made perfect"...
The strength and power of God more perfectly shines forth
in our weakness and infirmity; as the more weak we are of ourselves,
the more illustrious is his grace in supporting us, and giving us the victory
under all trials and conflicts. --Douay-Rheims Bible
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God
Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
See you on the High Ground!