He loves, He hopes, He waits

So the Synod is over…for now. But, we’re left with much to pray about before this all comes to another summit next year when the forces promoting friendship with the world will meet up in a Roman Meggido of sorts, battling against the inerrant, unchangeable truths of Christ and Holy Mother Church. As if they stand a chance of winning.

If what’s in the “Relatio Post Disceptationem (the Extraordinary Synod’s Midterm Report) “–despite the clarification at the end– is the new direction then, we’d better ask ourselves who it is we’re establishing friendship with.

You are as unfaithful as adulterous wives, don’t you realize making the world your friend is making God your enemy?

 

Anyone who chooses the world for his friend turns himself into God’s enemy.

Surely you don’t think Scripture is wrong when it says:

the Spirit He sent to live in us wants us for Himself alone?

 —James 4:4-5

 

He is such a good and generous God. He wants us for Himself…alone. Why do we run from Him instead of towards Him, to the enemy who is the destroyer, instead of to the God of the Universe who promises to lift us up if we humble ourselves?

This year pray that we,

Give in to God and resist the devil and he will run away from (us).

The nearer (we) go to God the nearer He will come to (us).

We need to once again acknowledge the word “sin,” not try to embellish or remove it’s consequences.

Clean your hands, you sinners, and clear your minds you waverers.

Look at your wretched condition and weep for it in misery. ;

be miserable instead of laughing, gloomy instead of happy.

But, here’s the good news; the reason that despite our wretched condition we must fearlessly run towards God;

Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up.

—James 4: 6-10

 

“He loves, He hopes, He waits. If He came down on our altars on certain days only, some sinner, on being moved to repentance, might have to look for Him, and not finding Him, might have to wait. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep him waiting one instant.”

-St. Julian Peter Eymard

Can anyone really resist such incomprehensible, unconditional love? There’s no sin pleasurable enough, no friendship with the world tempting enough, to keep us from the love of Christ.

Pray, we humble ourselves.

He’s waiting.

 

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