In times as this, which we have seen and lived through as the Catholic Church, I have come to understand the meaning of total detachment from what we hold dear, and total attachment to our LORD and what He deems holy, right an just.
It is our Lords Church. His Bride. Unmoved by political, social or worldly ambitions, but only that which is Holy, Perfect and True.
Now is a great time to purge oneself of any worldly attachment, and cling to our Lord. Knowing that man will always fail, and our Lord has never failed, but has already won the race.
There has always been souls in the church, even in high positions, who were tempted to worldly ambitions. Its nothing new. Look at how St. Francis was called and what he was called to do. Look at St. Teresa Avila, how she was called by our LORD to reform the Carmelites. It happens. What needs to be done, is a serious cleaning of self, allowing our Lord to convert the hearts of us all. Great Saints are born in the Church amidst the purging of the darkness. The choice is there for all to make. Do I adhere to our Lord? Or do I adhere to myself? “But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
Be not afraid. Return to your FIRST Love, who is our LORD, repent and believe in the Gospel. Jesus Christ is LORD. Pray for the church. Pray for conversions and pray without ceasing, trusting in our Lord, completely.
Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life.
We have come to believe
and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”
2 Praise the LORD, my soul;
I will praise the LORD all my life,
sing praise to my God while I live.
3 Put no trust in princes,
in children of Adam powerless to save.
4 Who breathing his last, returns to the earth;
that day all his planning comes to nothing.
5 Blessed the one whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD, his God,
6 The maker of heaven and earth,
the seas and all that is in them,
Who keeps faith forever,
7 secures justice for the oppressed,
who gives bread to the hungry.
The LORD sets prisoners free;
8 the LORD gives sight to the blind.
The LORD raises up those who are bowed down;
the LORD loves the righteous.
9 The LORD protects the resident alien,
comes to the aid of the orphan and the widow,
but thwarts the way of the wicked.
10 The LORD shall reign forever,
your God, Zion, through all generations!