Jesus tells us that if our faith is great enough, we can move mountains. There was a time in my life when I decided to devote my life to prayer to attain faith great enough to cause the mountainous threat of nuclear war to be cast into the sea.
As I prayed, I read and contemplated our Lord’s life. What I found to be missing in our Lord’s life were all the sermons, condemnations and priority focus on Caesar’s wars and politics. What I did see was Jesus continual overwhealming focus to teach individuals to repent and turn back to love and obey God.
After some time of intense prayer and contemplation, I came to an understanding. The reason God allows free will to man, which allows war, is so that individual hearts can choose obedience and love for God which builds an eternal Kingdom of love for God.
If you added up all the years of life cut short from all the wars in human history, it would still not equal the tremendous amount of life lost to one person who goes to hell. There is superiority in Christ’s example of teaching individuals to love and obey God over Church priority preoccupation with what the pagan world is up to.
In the time of Noah there were no weapons of mass destruction. Yet, in the time of Noah the whole world was destroyed due to the fact that most individuals had turned away from obedience and love for God. Any preaching Noah would have done against worldly wars would have had no effect on impending world destruction. In Old Testament, when people turned away from God to sin, God allowed them to be destroyed. When people of the Old Testament returned to God, God delivered them from disaster. If billions of Christian individuals return to greater obedience to God will not God protect the world from destruction no matter what pagan world leaders are up to?
The real threat which will bring down an apocalypse upon us is not the decisions of world leaders. It is decisions of billions of Christians to individually refuse to love and obey God which will surely bring the Apocalypse upon us. With so many of our one billion Catholics having abortions, divorces and breaking God’s commandments, it seems futile for Church leaders to focus attention away from disobedient Catholics in order to focus on what the pagan world is doing.
Catholics converting individual hearts to repentance, love and obedience to God is infinitely more important than Church leader condemnations upon world leaders. If the world is destroyed, it will be due to the failure of the Church (billions of Christians) to love and obey God and not what the world has done.
Peace in Christ,