To me this is a timely message once again, just as it was back then at the onset of a most horrific war. As stated so well here, those words of “a call to arms spiritually” by the Pope, “Ven. Pius XII wrote on the brink of World War II (the worst war in the history of mankind).” CP&S
This of course, in these words spoken by the Pontiff back then, apply today so much as they did back then; and even much more now that these highly technical complex times have caused multitudes to stray from the proper path, becoming far too deluded or lost!
“What heart is not inflamed is not swept forward to help at the sight of so many brothers and sisters who, misled by error, passion, temptation and prejudice, have strayed away from faith in the true God and have lost contact with the joyful and life-giving message of Christ?” CP&S Oh God this is precisely how things are now, as these words speak to us from the past, forewarning us of dire straits ahead; but giving us hope by wisdom now; from this historical perspective!
The absolute need is in our faces now, to not only seek forgiveness from our Lord and Savior, but, to offer forgiveness to all who have trespassed us; even our enemies; because we never know for sure how dark the days ahead might be or whether this day today will be our last!
There is no better time than the present to make amends, in order that we may be counted worthy to be delivered from all evil to everlasting life! Amen.
God bless you.
Brother in Chris Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
“And be forbearing one to another and forgiving one another. But if anyone has an outrage against his neighbor, forgive just as The Messiah has forgiven you,” Colossians 3:13
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, Matthew 6:14
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44
“Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34). This is often referred to as the quintessential example of unconditional Christian forgiveness that Jesus Himself said to express the importance of forgiving others, lest we forget He said this as He was being crucified for “all” of our sins and obviously showed the world by holding this up as the great example, by our Great Teacher and Savior; which we should and must emulate if we truly want to be forgiven.
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
10Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.”
CP&S comment: The teachings of the Catholic Church, from the time of the Apostles down to our day and beyond, form the unchanging bulwarks of the Faith. In this meditation taken from an Encyclical that Ven. Pius XII wrote on the brink of World War II (the worst war in the history of mankind) we find his words as relevant today as they were in 1939. May we heed the advice of this wise and humble Pope, becoming true “soldiers of Christ” to fight the heinous enemies of our own time.
“Can there be, Venerable Brethren, a greater or more urgent duty than to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesiansiii. 8) to the men of our time? Can there be anything nobler than to unfurl the “Ensign of the King” before those who have followed and still follow a false standard, and to win back to the…
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