Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Today’s Alleluia Verse and Gospel say much to us about our own day:
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Word of the Lord remains forever;
this is the Word that has been proclaimed to you. (1 Pt 1:25)
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Jesus came to His native place and taught the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said,
“Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?
Is He not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother named Mary
and His brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?
Are not His sisters all with us?
Where did this man get all this?”
And they took offense at Him.
But Jesus said to them,
“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
and in his own house.”
And He did not work many mighty deeds there
because of their lack of faith. (Mt 13:54-58)
Do you wonder, as I do, what has happened to the “Catholic Faith” that had been so strong in former days" among all the nations of the world?
Do you experience, as I do, a great need for the whole world to repent and offer Reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary for all Their Hearts continue to suffer from the blasphemous insults hurled against them?
Do you ever stop to examine your own response to the unrest and unholy actions of the world around you? I do, and my response is to pray remembering the Word of God which has been given to us all as a “Lamp for our feet and a Light for our path”.( cf ps 119:105).
Tomorrow is the First Saturday in August, and the following Friday, August 7 will be the First Friday - days on which Catholics are invited to offer Reparation tothe Immaculate Heart of Mary and to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a special way – as revealed in private revelations approved by the Church.
God Willing, tomorrow I will post more on Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on First Saturday, but I believe every Friday and Saturday can be and especially in these difficult days, special days of Reparation all over the world. How many remember these words of Jesus:
"…when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” - Luke 18:8.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the Hearts of Your Faithful. Kindle in us the Fire of Your Love. Jesus, we trust in You! Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.