- Aug 1, 2021
It is a forgotten teaching that work is necessary for discipleship. It’s included within the way of the Lord.
In the early Church, as we see throughout the Acts of the Apostles, the Spirit was listened to and relied upon by the disciples.
Taken together, the attempted assassination of St. John Paul II and the Fatima messages show the power of truth and the need for good people to stand up and speak what is true, good, and beautiful.
The Lord indicated that the Divine Family, and the blessings that come with divine fellowship, will be given to those who love him and obey him. In short, the graces will be given to those who truly want them.
How are we to find peace in the midst of a changing world? In her liturgical year, the Church provides us with two power-punch answers, namely, the witness and intercession of Mary and Joseph.
Through all the insecurities, uncertainties, and fears that surround our hearts, the Good Shepherd calls us back to our senses, back to hope, back to his peace. We are each invited to raise our hearts and respond to him, to run to him and seek his love.
The two disciples were so distracted in their disappointment that they couldn’t see the mighty works that were already happening in Jerusalem.
God’s grace desires to pierce our world, which was made good, but is now fallen. There is no battle between supposedly equal forces of good and evil. Such false drama is not reality. The true battle is between a good world and an illness – a spiritual cancer – called evil.