Thursday, November 21, 2013

1 Maccabees 2:15-29, Psalm 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15, Luke 19:41-44

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS


1 Maccabees 2:15-29, Psalm 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15, Luke 19:41-44



1 Maccabees 2:15-29

My Beloved, today many Christians who profess to believe are wishy washy in their faith.  They have allowed the culture to swamp them, they have hidden their light under a basket and have permitted the darkness to cast to cast is shadow on the world.  They have permitted the godless to propagate lies.  They have begun to call truth relative, relative to what they desire to be true.  The good have allowed, through sheer weakness and or apathy, to allow lies to dominate every aspect of life until the truth is barely recognizable.  We have been fed a steady diet of half-truths and we are no longer able to make our voices heard.  If from the first we had been vigilant we would not have found ourselves in the position that we are in.  The moral law has been effectively twisted and distorted and is now being touted as a new truth that will set us free yet we have never been in greater bondage to the world, the flesh and the devil.

Psalm 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15

My Beloved, we can say God's laws are irrelevant to our lives until we become blue in the face and explode but like all lies it will not prevail against the Truth. God who called and caused everything to be out of nothing, is full of pity, mercy and compassion, sees how we have been made pawns by those who seek to destroy, plunder, devour and kill all that is noble, good, beautiful, wise and true.  But the wicked can never win the victory is won and God lives with His faithful.  He empowers them, feeds them, strengthens them, holds them in the palm of His hands.  God will never forsake His own.

Luke 19:41-44

My Beloved, do You continue to weep over the wicked ways of the world?  will what You prophesied would happen in Jerusalem happen to us?  Will the wicked prevail?  Will we become enslaved by evil men and women who have taken control and appear to rule the world and impose their evil laws on a hapless world?  How long my Beloved before You roar in anger and shake us up from or slumber?  How long before we realize that we have lost the moral high ground because we were too lazy to do something when we could but now are outnumbered by our enemies.

O Lord have pity and save us!!!

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