Today's Wisdom

Those who do not pass from the experience of the cross to the truth of the resurrection condemn themselves to despair! For we cannot encounter God without first crucifying our narrow notions of a god who reflects only our own understanding of omnipotence and power
Pope Francis

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Corruption of Man!

[And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: `Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.'"And he said to him, "Teacher, all these I have observed from my youth." And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, "You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." At that saying his countenance fell, and he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it will be for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!" And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God."] (Mark 10: 17-27).
This was the Gospel reading of today's Sunday Mass...Fr. Jim Reposkey, Pastor of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in Toronto, gave a fiery homily reflecting today's corruption in the competition to accumulate money and possess more power. "We all do it" he said referring to the "Pagan society" which Thomas Cardinal Collins described a few weeks ago. Fr. Jim Reposkey continued "Then who can be saved?" Who can be saved if Man continues to uproot nature and refabricate its components to his own selfish desires? Pope Francis eloquently wrote about it in hs encyclical "Laudato Si" (here).  Who can be saved if all what I care for is me? Who can be saved if, for political gain, we support the abomination of immorality? (Henri Boulad S.J. touched on this here). Fr. Reposkey concluded "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.". Give God a chance in your life. But this is only a summary. If I only count the number of moral failures we accumulated in this society, "aliens from  Mars" will be surprised that we are still alive. Last Sunday was "pro-life" Sunday, but how many of us care about the unborn children to stop legal abortion in Canada? (here).  And we have sex-education for kids 10 years old and older by a Liberal Government in Ontario. We know how teenagers exercise peer-pressure to force virgin girls into promiscuity and how love has become synonymous for sexual pleasure. The curriculum introduces homosexual life-style as an accepted social norm and encourages kids to masturbate in their early teen years as a healthy development! And worse of all the Liberal Leader contending for Federal elections has shown himself to be not only a radical feminist, but also a dictator in his own caucus who refuses the other opinion. He became very cordial with refugees by increasing the taxpayer's load without concern for our security that terrorists could infiltrate this land and open the gates of hell they have made of the Middle East and now in Europe. In the Niqab "fatwa" advanced by the NDP leader who supports a radical Muslim woman taking oath for citizenship without showing her face and thus raises the claims of Islamists to have their own Sharia Law in Canada, only the Conservatives seem to care about Christian moral values.  In this regard, the Office of the Refugees in the Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT) (under direct instructions from  Thomas Cardinal Collins) cooperates with the Federal Government of Canada to speed up the process of  accepting qualified refugees applying from outside Syria. The Cardinal Archbishop of Toronto has already informed the Roman Catholic parishes in Toronto to participate in sponsoring 100 families from war-torn Syria (Project Hope). The number for the Greater Toronto Area in the Archdiocese may well be in the thousands. The Government has pledged to accept up to 10,000 qualified refugees for assessment over the next few months. Who then cares about moral values in Canada? 

Today's Quote

"Behold I make all things new." (Revelation 21:5)


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