Matthew 25:21 says, “His master replied, ‘Well done my good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
Sir, I see how you have become so weary and disillusioned! But remember you are in a spiritual warfare and also a most unprecedented time when the Devil is getting his due in so many localities and even in the Holy Mother Church that Jesus Christ Established! Please hear me out if you will! I do see your discouragement and it’s valid; you didn’t do anything to bring this upon yourself other than to be a virtuous young man who chose a most beautiful vocation that is in peril now because the whole world is! The world needs you and many more like you to stand ready for Christ and do the will of our Father in heaven. I believe He inspired you in the first place so the battles are many and severe; but now is the time to face all adversity in order to grow that virtue and faith that’s in you; then to put on the spiritual armor that only God the Father through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ can provide to his humblest servants!
And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18
We have that same Church that Jesus proclaimed to Peter ordaining him and that Church to continue; against even hell itself can’t ever defeat it!
We must not throw out the baby with the dirty bath water ever! So too our Church has been attacked, contaminated and stained with filth and sin, even blasphemy over many years; doing much harm and even self-destruction from within by evil cohorts! As you know a Captain can’t abandon ship and many of his devoted officers would and do offer to stay the course. Similarly as I see it the head of our foundational Church that Jesus Christ gave to us by suffering on that cross for our sins can’t abandon it under any circumstances; as too, many of the shepherds or officers of the Church, its Priests should not!
I could tell you about my own challenges that have been horrendous and inflicted by the acts of others upon me which I know were influenced by the most diabolical forces in existence! Now I know I must never quit or give in to those enemies of darkness that seeks the destruction of all of us; our Lord’s Church! I think I can help and will certainly try if you would allow me to offer my personal experience and insight through my faith in Jesus Christ and His Church.
For now please be patient and carry on doing all the good you do each day! Also for now; I just request that you read my narrative comment to this other CP&S article they posted today! Soon I hope we can pick up from there and find peace and actual closure to this personal and painful dilemma you are now facing!
God bless you and I thank you for all you have done already and will do going forward! Amen.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
Editor’s note: we received this submission from an anonymous seminarian, and have chosen to run it as such. It is the cry — and the challenge — of a child to a neglectful father: “Why weren’t you there to protect me when that was your job?” It’s the cry — and the challenge — of a man who has given his life to a cause, only to discover that the guardians of that cause no longer believe in it.
It’s a cry of the heart and a challenge to our shepherds that many of us know all too well. It is a calling out that expects no answer, and to which none is likely to be given. We implore your prayers for the author, and for all of the faithful who find themselves where he is in these dark times.
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