In this resurrection, we observe further reason for The Almighty to bring His Mercy upon the world; to relieve it of the immeasurable sufferings that abound, so that His Church is raised to the point where She becomes the avenue for world peace.Somehow their realisation
The scourge upon the world of wide-spread abortion, totalling untold millions of babies, even supported by many governments, surely must have reached the point where The Almighty's Hand is forced.
Surely He is ready to rectify this hideous, massive evil?
One even wonders how The Almighty has been so patient while the most innocent of humans are slaughtered and this patience can only be because He has destined that these unborn babies will eventually reach His Eternal-kingdom--for God always draws Good from evil; Truth from deception; Love from hatred; Salvation from suffering.
To my knowledge, no one has ever denied that the evil in the world today is greater then ever before in the history of mankind.
But at Fatima Our Lady stated In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph.
Our Lady requested that Russia be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, out of which her Triumph for Jesus will proceed. This consecration was accomplished in 1984 by Pope John Paul II, as confirmed by Sister Lucia in writing to Father Fox of the Fatima Family International web site. Refer also copy of her letter to him page 86 Documents of Fatima and Memoirs of Sister Lucia.
If we trust Our Lady's word, then out of that world consecration in 1984, her Triumph is under way.
The Truth of Jesus Christ
Jesus actually existed!!
I understand that there was a period when some claimed He never existed.
It seems that that claim is no longer made.
They might claim He isn't God-made-man or they may make other numerous claims, but no-one is prepared to state he never existed.
Because evidence for this fallacy is non-existent.
Scripture tells us He did exist. History tells us He did exist. Christianity, by its very existence, tells us He existed but especially The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, begun by Him, tells us He existed.
The Saints, down the centuries, by their sanctity and miracles, prove He existed, for they received their Gifts through Jesus' Merits.
They imitated Him, being His family and His friends; part of His Kingdom. They worked miracles through the power of Jesus in them!
The astonishing Gospel story of today (19.1.2011) (Mark 3) was about the Pharisees who watched Jesus enter the synagogue to see if He would cure the man with the withered hand on the Sabbath!!!
They KNEW that Jesus worked miracles of every kind!!
They KNEW that no-one, not even Abraham or Moses, worked miracles as did Jesus and even the miracles that the great Prophets were involved in, were wrought by the power of God through them.
Whereas Jesus worked miracles by His own power, in His Own Name!
of the miraculous powers of Jesus
had absolutely no effect on them!!
They claimed Jesus worked miracles by the power of the devil, even as He called everyone to holiness, to truth and to love.
Their real problem was that Jesus did not work within their existing religious authority as proclaimed by the Pharisees, nor fall in with their endeavours and with their ideas of what the Messiah would be.
He came to bring Israel to a new Covenant with The Almighty but Israel did not recognise Him as their Messiah. They sought a great monarch as Messiah not a suffering servant or a sacrificial Lamb.
P 21 21 16 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath cleaved to my jaws: and thou hast brought me down into the dust of death. 21 21 17 For many dogs have encompassed me: the council of the malignant hath besieged me. They have dug my hands and feet. 21 21 18 They have numbered all my bones. And they have looked and stared upon me. 21 21 19 They parted my garments amongst them; and upon my vesture they cast lots. PPsalms
Darkness Upon the World
The darkness that is the scourge of the devil upon the world, that allowed the Pharisees to deceive themselves, continues to overshadow the world, today.
It is a blindness that gives credence to what the eyes see even as the heart cries out No. No. Danger. Danger.
It is a blindness that grasps and embraces the pleasures and the wealth of the world to avoid facing the moral issues; to avoid having to deal with one's conscience; to avoid having to make courageous decisions which will draw upon oneself the wrath of the world.
And so, we watch television, play electronic games, fiddle with the computer, get enwrapped in sport, spend great energy on preserving an 'endangered' specie, worry about paying off the second car and home, avoid discussion of a political or religious nature, steer clear of politically-correct opinions--generally, seeking a life without hassle or problem, as if this were possible.
In this way we turn our backs to the suffering world as if we might escape the suffering when in fact, because we do this, we allow the evil freer reign to spread suffering which comes back upon us--all the more because we pretended it does not exist.
Jesus Christ definitely existed and therefore the world needs to take note of what He did and taught for He is the only hope for the world. The world must cease to imitate the Pharisees in refusing recognition of Jesus and so, grasp The Truth.
And the only perfect avenue to grasp The Truth is through The Church of Christ, The Treasury of The Truth, She who possesses and infallibly explains Scripture and Tradition.
The world and The Truth
Is it possible that the world will turn to The Truth of its own accord?
Will The Church finally penetrate through the darkness that deceives the whole world to, at last, turn the minds of man to God and His Christ?
It seems to me that the world has given itself into the possession of deception, casting out the Truth, the Good and the