So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Friday, April 21, 2017

"I've Got The Pow'r!"

The school teacher says, "Give me your child and I can shape their mind to whatever goal I want. We'll make society better by indoctrinating your kids into socialism, relativism and anything but Catholicism."

The community organizer says, "Give me a cause and I can rally people to take control of civic programs and from there provincial, state and even national programs."

The union boss says, "Workers are the real power of any society. Organize the workers and put pressure on businesses and the politicians."

The politician says, "Politics is where the power is. We use political movements and committees to facilitate the acquisition of power. We make the laws."

The journalist says, "Without the press, no one has access to ideas. The media controls the flow of information and thus the greater control of ideas."

The courts say, "Lawyers are the real power-brokers in any society. We can influence legislation to conform societies to whatever ideology or agenda we want. We can launch legal action to strike down a law or action we do not like."

The businessman says, "Money talks. He who has the most cash can buy politicians and the best lawyers and win whatever legal outcomes that one wants."

Death says, "I'm patient. All submit to me, eventually."

Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (St John 11:25-26)

The Catholic Church, faithful to her Lord and Saviour, says to all who seek eternal life,
Lo! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable, and this mortal nature must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.—1 Corinthians 15:51-57
Christ is risen, alleluia!
He is risen indeed, alleluia!

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