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Why Lord? Why Do You Allow This?
What Have I Done To Deserve This?
purpose of this document is to illustrate - as clearly as God allows us
to - the one single answer that responds to those, and many more
we pick up and dust off the copy of the Holy Scriptures that we have in
the already proverbial coffee table for decoration and we turn to the
First Book of Samuel - right there, clear as day - we may find the
answer as to the "Why?" of just about every calamity that afflicts
As you may know, or at least we hope so, the Holy Scriptures are a
collection of Divinely inspired writings to instruct us on how to live
in this world in as near as perfect bliss as it is possible and to warn
us about the consequences we will face when we do not.
The portion which instruct us on how to live could be condensed,
without losing anything, in probably twenty pages. The rest of the Holy
Scriptures are just to demonstrate to us what happens when we do not
follow the "Factory Manual of Instructions". Those examples run well
over one thousand pages. Why such lopsided proportions?
The "Factory", God, knows that man without Him is basically stupid -
more so than any animal of creation; thus He hoped that with over one
thousand pages of examples of what happens to man without God, man
would be moved to be in communion with God. Unfortunately, satan
invented the proverbial coffee table and the Holy Scriptures did not
get past being a decoration accent.
Most of the following text is straight out of the Holy Scriptures (0). When you finish
reviewing the texts, you may have discerned the answers to all the
"Why's?", but if not, we shall make the appropriate comments to assist
those who need help to see it.
Of Samuel, Chapter 2:
While Samuel was still a child and in training in the House of the Lord
in Silo and Heli and his sons were the chief Priests....
27 And there came a man of God to Heli, and
said to him: Thus saith the Lord: Did I not plainly appear to thy
father's house, when they were in Egypt in the house of Pharao? 28
And I chose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go
up to my sitar, and burn incense to me, and to wear the ephod before
me: and I gave to thy father's house of all the sacrifices of the
children of Israel.
Why have you kicked away my victims, and my gifts which I commanded to
be offered in the temple: and thou hast rather honoured thy (Heli's)
sons than me, to eat the firstfruits of every sacrifice of my people
Israel? 30 Wherefore thus saith the Lord the God of
Israel: I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father
should minister in my sight, for ever. But now saith the Lord: Far be
this from me: but whosoever shall glorify me, him will I glorify: but
they that despise me, shall be despised.
Behold the days come: and I will cut off thy arm, and the arm of thy
father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thy house. 32
And thou shalt see thy rival 33 However I will not altogether
take away a man of thee from my altar: but that thy eyes may faint and
thy soul be spent: and a great part of thy house shall die when they
come to man's estate.
this shall be a sign to thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, Ophni
and Phinees: In one day they shall both of them die. 35
And I will raise me up a faithful priest, who shall do according to my
heart, and my soul, and I will build him a faithful house, and he shall
walk all days before my anointed. (God was speaking here
First Book Of Samuel, Chapter 4:
1 And it came to
pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered themselves together
to fight: and Israel went out to war against the Philistines, and
camped by the Stone of help. And the Philistines came to Aphec,
2 And put their army in array against Israel. And when they had joined
battle, Israel turned their backs to the Philistines, and there was
slain in that fight here and there in the fields about four thousand
men. 3 And the people returned to the camp: and the ancients of Israel
said: Why hath the Lord defeated us today before the Philistines? Let
us fetch unto us the ark of the covenant of the Lord from Silo, and let
it come in the midst of us, that it may save us from the hand of our
enemies. 4 So the people sent to Silo, and they brought from thence the
ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts sitting upon the cherubims:
and the two sons of Heli, Ophni and Phinees, were with the ark of the
covenant of God. 5 And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord was
come into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, and the
earth rang again.:
6 And the Philistines
heard the noise of the shout, and they said: What is this noise of a
great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the
ark of the Lord was come into the camp. 7 And the Philistines were
afraid, saying: God is come into the camp. And sighing, they said: 8
Woe to us: for there was no such great joy yesterday and the day
before: Woe to us. Who shall deliver us from the hand of these high
gods? these are the gods that struck Egypt with all the plagues in the
desert. 9 Take courage and behave like men, ye Philistines: lest you
come to be servants to the Hebrews, as they have served you: take
courage and fight. 10 So the Philistines fought, and Israel was
overthrown, and every man fled to his own dwelling: and there was an
exceeding great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand
11 And the ark of God was taken: and the two
sons of Heli, Ophni and Phinees, were slain.
Lesson - A Summary
of serving and honoring God, Heli and his sons (the chief Priests)
allowed themselves to be honored over God and enjoyed the first fruits
of the people of Israel. Thus, even with the Ark of the Covenant
present in the battle area, they lost the battle and were slain. It was
not "magic" - it was Divine Action.
The Ark of the Covenant was not a
talisman nor an amulet to be used at the pleasure of man, and neither is the Holy
Eucharist nor the Sacraments.
For the Sacraments "to work" one must be
striving to be in the Grace of God and truly attempting to fulfill His
Will; otherwise the abusers,
(1) who try to "use God and His Sacraments" through the
mechanical fulfillment of rituals, (2) will increase their
debt to God and their future
misery will be multiplied.
Sometime after the death of Joshua [Judges 2] Israel apostatized and
the period of "Judges" started. These were the men who God assigned to
help his people out of the state they came into being after the
apostasy. They served as the conscience of Israel helping them to
judge/choose what was right in the Eyes of God as well as communicating
to them what God Willed.
In a way, we see the
original purpose (3)
of the Successors
of Peter precisely as that. The first amongst equals - having the last
word on matters of faith and morals. After all - in any system, someone
has to make the final decision regarding his/her area of responsibility.
First Book Of Samuel, Chapter 8:
After thirteen or fourteen judges, when Samuel was serving in that
capacity the following took place:
1 And it came to pass
when Samuel was old, that he appointed his sons to be judges over
Israel. 2 Now the name of his firstborn son was Joel: and the name of
the second was Abia, judges in Bersabee. 3 And his sons walked not in
his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and
perverted judgment. 4 Then all the ancients of Israel being assembled,
came to Samuel to Ramatha. 5 And they said to him: Behold thou art old,
and thy sons walk not in thy ways: make us a king, to judge us, as all
6 And the word was
displeasing in the eyes of Samuel, that they should say: Give us a
king, to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said
to Samuel: Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to
thee. For they have not rejected thee, but me, that I should
not reign over them. 8 According to all their works, they have done
from the day that I brought them out of Egypt until this day: as they
have forsaken me, and served strange gods, so do they also unto thee. 9
Now therefore hearken to their voice: but yet testify to them, and
foretell them the right of the king, that shall reign over
them. 10 Then Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people that
had desired a king of him,
11 And said: This
will be the right of the king, that shall reign over you: He will take
your sons, and put them in his chariots, and will make them his
horsemen, and his running footmen to run before his chariots, 12 And he
will appoint of them to be his tribunes, and centurions, and to plough
his fields, and to reap his corn, and to make him arms and chariots. 13
Your daughters also he will take to make him ointments, and to be his
cooks, and bakers. 14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards,
and your best olive yards, and give them to his servants. 15 Moreover
he will take the tenth of your corn, and of the revenues of your
vineyards, to give his eunuchs and servants.
16 Your servants also
and handmaids, and your goodliest young men, and your asses he will
take away, and put them to his work. 17 Your flocks also he will tithe,
and you shall be his servants. 18 And you shall cry out in that day
from the face of the king, whom you have chosen to yourselves. and the
Lord will not hear you in that day, because you desired unto yourselves
a king. 19 But the people would not hear the voice of Samuel, and they
said: Nay: but there shall be a king over us. 20 And we also will be
like all nations: and our king shall judge us, and go out before us,
and tight our battles for us.
21 And Samuel heard all the words of the
people, and rehearsed them in the ears of the Lord. 22 And the Lord
said to Samuel: Hearken to their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said to the men of Israel: Let
every man go to his city.
Lesson - A Summary
did not want a man in tune with God to guide them, they wanted someone
to Lord over them. Let us now remember the words of our Lord Jesus
Christ regarding the pseudo sado-masochistic human tendency to lord
over others and wanting to be lorded over.
of Luke, Chapter 22:
24 And there was
also a strife amongst them, which of them should seem to be the
greater. 25 And he said to them: The kings of the Gentiles lord it over
them; and they that have power over them, are called beneficent.
26 But you not so: but he that is the
greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is the
leader, as he that serveth. 27 For which is greater, he that sitteth at
table, or he that serveth? Is it not he that sitteth at table? But I am
in the midst of you, as he that serveth:
Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 20:
25 But Jesus called them to him, and said:
You know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them; and they
that are the greater, exercise power upon them. 26
It shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be the greater among
you, let him be your minister: 27 And he that will be first among you,
shall be your servant. 28 Even as the Son of man is not come to be
ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a redemption for
We have, in the political arena and in the organized religion arena
exactly what we wanted and, thus, deserved, just as His chosen people
received what they wanted and deserved: Someone - an earthly king - to
lord over them
even though God
explained the serious consequences of their request through Samuel.
In the political arena there are many, many examples of God allowing
upon us what we wanted even though it would lead to disaster - Hitler
being a shining example, but certainly not the only one.
In the case of Christianity, it became even worse. After a short while,
the descendants of the first Christian "Judge" [Peter] (3)
shed - on their
own accord - their role of "Judge", appointed themselves as Rulers and
the temporal rulers of the world and the rest is history, and a very
sad one at that (5)
The Imperial Church was born and
true Evangelization died
This "action-reaction" cycle, of course, applies to everything we do.
When we insist in "our way", then we better be ready to endure the
We hope and pray that this new document will assist the
reader in better understanding what we mean when we state that: Pain is the megaphone that God uses for
the deaf to hear. (6)
us pray with contrite hearts and humble spirits. Then He will hear our
prayers and come to our assistance without fail
. Otherwise, He
will do just as He explained in the First Chapter of the Book of Isaiah
(7) - that
is, He Will continue to turn a deaf ear to the millions upon millions
of prayers offered with unclean and arrogant spirits.
There is no
(8) why the world is in the state it
is in spite of the millions upon millions of Masses and rosaries
offered - He is simply NOT paying attention just as He has warned us
over and over again.
(0) The Holy Bible :
Douay-Rheims Version : On Line Edition
example of the type
we refer to.
yield some results, but very costly.
(3) The True
(4) The Alleged
Constantine to the Roman Church
(5) A quick
the "Papal closets"
(6) The only way that God
certain of getting through to man.
(7) God explains this in
(8) About Heavenly
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