Our Lord appointed 12 Apostles. His mission didn’t change because of one betrayer. Our mission is His mission. His mission is Love.
In a few weeks, we Catholics will be experiencing the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. If our Lord is giving us this time of Mercy,time to turn back to Him, how then can we not extend that mercy we will been given, to others in need?
I find myself pondering James 2:13 “For the judgment is merciless to one who has not shown mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.”
We are not called to live in fear of anyone or anything but are called to live only in the fear of our Lord.
Terrorism is never to be feared, but rather needs to be reminded, in our hearts, of the terror it can face, in the presence of the Face of God. Our Lords own words to Judas need to come to mind, that being “Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”.
Knowing that the Mission of Love is eternal and ongoing, we can never lose sight to love one another and pray for those who persecute us, as the mission of hate has no mission, but only self gratification and that self gratification dies and like dust, is blown away by the wind.
Peace and continual praying for the conversion of hearts, as our Lord is converting my heart to love and serve Him in all created in His image.