Unity in Christ, a togetherness of otherness. Let us transform
unto Him and share in His sonship.
“All these with one accord were
devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the
mother of Jesus, and his brothers.”
This is the type of Love, Christ wishes
us to share among our brothers and sisters.
From the days of the early Church we
have had many churches through many regions of many cultures that
were all One Church of One accord.
When the Churches of the
Corinthians,Galatians, Philippians, and so forth fell out of step,
Paul lovingly exhorted and corrected them in Truth in the Love that
he shared with them as family in Christ Jesus.
Today we have Catholics and Coptics in
Egypt. We have Baptists and Methodists in Texas. And so on and so
I desire to encourage you all that this
multitude is not of division, but of the vastness and power of God
whom is able to maintain sovereignty over so many different kinds of
people in so many different kinds of lands to One Gospel in One
Christ and reach in with His mighty hand and transform each of these
many highly varied and different communities all into One accord.
Those living in certain cultures and
communities in China for instance, aren’t able to practice certain
aspects of religion in the same way that one can in California for
instance. Does this mean that the brother in one area is lesser than
the brother in another place? Or that the foot is greater than the
leg? Certainly not! All are needed and gifted by the Spirit according
to the need to take part in making His Kingdom on Earth as it is in
Heaven, to take part in fulfilling not our own, but His Glory.
“So if there is any encouragement
in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit,
any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same
mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do
nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more
significant than yourselves.” So count oneself as the worst
sinner and our brother or sister as the greater, not in jealousy, but
in a purity to outdo each other in goodness. For in goodness there is
no rivalry, but peace and sound mind.
Therefore, brothers and sisters of all
denominations, His One universal Church, who are all in His image,
let us not quarrel holding knowledge and power over each other as the
unbelievers do. For the devil loves to see His image corrupted, and
this keeps us apart from our duty of loving thy neighbour, and
visiting the orphans and widows in their affliction. So let us
instead focus on what unites us, so that we can steadfastly continue
the mission we are on this Earth to accomplish.
Let us be known for the Love that we
have for one another, and despite disagreements, submit to each other
in reverence for Christ. So “That together we may with one voice
glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
How are we to remain the salt of the Earth to preserve the Earth if we lose our salt?
are we to remain the salt of the Earth and preserve the Earth if we
lose our salt?
During his homily for Holy Mass at Santa Marta on Tuesday, 25
the Holy Father stated: “to be a lover of the world means enmity
with God”. Indeed, “there are no compromises in the Gospel and
when someone wants to live in the Gospel while making compromises,
they ultimately find themselves with the worldly spirit”.
If you believe in unalienable rights endowed to you by your
Do you only stand for Jesus when it’s convenient for you?
I’m especially grieved for my brothers and sisters in my home of
America, I live overseas right now, but I’m still especially panging
for you there
because we are the only nation where this fundamental right of
being human is acknowledged as coming from our Creator and not the
Just as the Church in Germany had evil spring up in it so now is
with the Church in the United States and once again it’s by the same
means, of the slothfulness, of the irreverent, disinterested lazy
pantheistic tolerating everything instead of standing firm in the
And I’m guilty too. The Church is guilty. Too long have I remained
silent on our Church putting saccharine tolerance over Love.
When we deny the suffering Truth that is required of Love then we
deny the ability for Love to truly order and bless our lives.
How much would it suck to go to confession, go to Church, receive
Holy communion and die.
Only a little.
Only a happy death. Only enduring to the end by a life worth
living, one that is obedient to Christ until the end. Ye of little
faith, is it not your greatest desire to die in a state of grace
rather than to die a coward in your sin of inaction?
Have you not already died to this world?
He that believes in Christ even though your body dies, will you
not die but live eternally with Christ our LORD? Do you believe this?
Are you living as though you are eternal with God or are you still
hanging on to this life, still hanging on to the spirit of this
If we are still hanging on to our wants, our possessions, our life
then how are possibly living His will and not our own?
Who remembers the story of Daniel? How he prayed to God and
refused to bow before the Pharaoh even when threatened with death.
This world said to abandon God, that the God of Abraham is too
dangerous in today’s society. That the Pharaoh and then the Fuhrer
Hitler knows what’s best for you.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego gathered together in public to
honour God and were saved by their Faith even when the law then was
In nazi Germany they let our God be perverted into something
unrecognizable by our Faith. They let their country become godless.
How will our brothers and sisters in the United States, leader of the
free world, leader of religious liberty react in a time where the
world tells them it’s not safe to practice your Faith in full
presence with one another any longer.
Too long have Christians hid our Faith. Too long have we obeyed
the spirit of the world instead of obeying God.
How will we rise above?
According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,
“the separation of church and state does not require division
between belief and public action, between moral principles and
political choices, but protects the right of believers and religious
groups to practice their faith and act on their values in public
When the Church is subordinate to the state or when the Church
strays from it’s principles it lets in great evil. Twiceover, How are
we to remain the salt of the Earth and preserve the Earth if we lose
A GOVERNMENT BIG ENOUGH TO HAVE THE POWER TO GIVE YOU YOUR RIGHTS
IS BIG ENOUGH TO TAKE THEM AWAY
Is your religion just something you say you believe or do you live
it out with all your heart, all your mind, all your spirit, all your
might,? Right before Christ suffered and died for our sins, He held
His Last Supper offering His Body and Blood to us for our salvation.
Yeshuah our Eternal Saviour says to us continually to this very day,
“Do this in remembrance of Me.”
For God’s Word is not merely once and finished dying away like us,
but rather once and forever. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday
and today and forever.”
Thereforth His apostles continued this command until their end,
Paul and all he taught continued this command, and the Church has
continued to keep this command up until now.
Are we His Body which He gave to us, or is Holy Eucharist just
something we’ll do in His presence whenever we get around to it?
We have a choice to make Church. Are we going to be a Church of
faithful living, in obedience enduring until death for Christ our
Lord? Or will we be, as Matt Walsh aptly titled his new book, a
‘Church of Cowards?’
Are we “always prepared to make a defense” for our reason of
Hope or do we hand our Jesus over to those who hate Him at the nigh
time of need. How easy is it to say we believe when we don’t suffer
anything for it, much harder to stand for the Faith when there is an
actual crisis and something to lose.
When we stare at Truth face to face, will we flippantly cast it
aside as did Pontious Pilate retorting, “What is Truth?” – So as
to make ourselves a false truth unto ourselves – Or will we submit
to Jesus Christ, who is Truth Himself. I beseech you brothers and
sisters, may we “endure until the end” and be like Daniel against
the lion seeking to destroy us. For the sake of Christ, brothers and
sisters, I exhort for us to “contend for the Faith” so that the
gates of hell do not prevail against Her. Christ has already done far
more for us. So it’s the least we can do for Jesus Christ and His
Church. We need the Eucharist more than ever today, and this Earth
needs us to be the Church of Light that is not afraid to stand up to
darkness. So alas, I ask you thrice now, How are we to remain the
salt of the Earth and preserve the Earth if we lose our salt?