Friday, November 19, 2021

“Keep this in mind…..Jesus Christ was executed by people painfully like us, in a society very similar to our own ... by corruption found in the church, timid politicians, and a fickle proletariat led by professional agitators…..Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic…….Too many people have no stable points of reference on which to build their lives. There is a growing mentality of relativism, which holds that everything is equally valid, that truth and absolute points of reference do not exist. But this way of thinking does not lead to true freedom, but rather to instability, confusion and blind conformity to the fads of the moment…..Truth draws strength from itself and not from the number of votes in its favor…..Speak & live the truth even if your knees shake and your voice cracks."

Gospel Text: (Lk 19:45-48)

Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out
those who were selling things, saying to them,
    “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer,
    but you have made it a den of thieves.

And every day he was teaching in the temple area.
The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile,
were seeking to put him to death,
but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose
because all the people were hanging on his words.


Reflect, today, upon the Gospel messages that need to be preached in our day and age that are both inspired by God and are also fervently directed at corruption within the world and even within our Church. Allow yourself to support such holy preaching and to be inspired by it. Hang on these holy words of God’s prophets today. As you do, God will protect them and inspire them to continue His holy mission of purification.


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