From miguel de Portugal
The Gospel reading that we used in yesterday's Mass was from Luke
12:1-7. There are some very important issues in that Gospel that we
wish to address today. We will reproduce the Gospel below with
the comments we want to share with our readers embedded within it.
when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one upon
another, he began to say to his disciples: Beware ye of the leaven of
the Pharisees, which
When we speak about our subconscious processing theological errors and
examples to the detriment of the faith we are addressing precisely what
with the leaven of the Pharisees - hypocrisy, duplicity.
For there is
nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not
be known. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be
published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in
the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops.
The Roman Catholic Church in the United States certifies, by deeds, the
above after having had to use over three billion dollars
to deal with the sexual abuse scandal.
Imagine what that money could have done to prevent:
Some 69 million children under five
years of age will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million
children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been
married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the
plight of its most disadvantaged children, according to a United
Nations report published on June 2016. (2)
Also imagine how many people have discounted the Catholic Faith - the
most effective faith in the world (3)
- because the behavior
of its official representatives - all the way up to the Chair of Peter
- exceptions always noted and recognized.
I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and
after that have no more that they can do. But I will shew you whom you
shall fear: fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast
into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear him.
As we have said many times, no one can cause another human being to
lose his/her soul since that is known to God at the time the soul is
united to the budding body in the mother's womb. However, that was, and
is, not common knowledge to the masses then and now. Therefore, the
only way Jesus can get His point across is using terminology the masses
can relate to. This is a similar situation to when Mary, speaking in
some of Her manifestations, talks about the wrath of God and His
punishments. As we have amply illustrated, God is not wrathful and He
does not punish (4)
but that is the only way Mary can get Her point across to most of the
not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is
forgotten before God? Yea, the very hairs of your head are all
numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.
The above reminds us of how important we are to God and how secure we
we allow Him into our lives.
About the Catholic Faith
God does not punish