Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Feast of St Vincent the Deacon.

"Jesus went up the mountain and summoned those whom he wanted and they came to him." (Mark 3: 13 - 19).

Friday 22nd January 2021, in the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time is the feast of St Vincent the Deacon. (+ 304). Spanish. Vincent tried to shield his Bishop in the fierce persecution of Emperor Diocletian but in vain. St Vincent the Deacon underwent one of the severest tortures in the history of martyrdom.

January 22nd in all of the dioceses of United States of America is dedicated to prayers and penance for all the sinful acts of abortion. As one who had stood outside Abortion Clinics in Houston, Texas, recited countless Rosaries for Prolife causes, as one who had attended hours and hours of meetings and prayers for the Cause, I have arrived at a painful but liberating conclusion about Abortion and Prolife movement in America. I put it in question:

Is Abortion a Satanic Trojan Horse in the Body of the Church in America designed by Satan to confuse and divide the Church so that to it is ineffective in the urgent work of Evangelization.
Read the sorry and embarrassing news today. (Thursday January 21st). Some Bishops are attacking other Bishops in the public arena all because of Abortion. Yet we sing Ubi Caritas (Where there is love, God is there). Is God still in the Church in America where fraternal charity is sacrificed on the altar of the so-called Prolife Cause?

Conclusion: I believe that
abortion is a demonic stronghold that God will unravel at His own time and way. God wants the glory of dismantling abortion to be His rather than the activists. Some Catholics believe that they can eliminate abortion in a better and faster way than God.

God delivered Israel from Egypt after 430 years. Not because God is weak and did not care but because NOTHING HAPPENS UNTIL THE FULLNESS OF TIME. (Cf Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 3: 11).
God's ways and will are mysterious. (Cf Isaiah 55: 8 - 9).

If correct thought is the key to correct action, our thoughts on this issue need to come under the scrutiny of Scripture and total Magisterium.

Not in a President, Congress, Stock Market, Dollar. Not marching up and down in futile activism.

"It pleased God to remove my barrenness in His own time and way." (Sarah, wife of Abraham).
Not because God is weak but because the Almighty had set a time for the miracle.

Part of our key Scripture for today reads:
"He appointed Twelve, whom he also named Apostles, that they might be with him and he might send them forth to preach and to have authority to drive out demons."

Those who are chosen, called and anointed have a precise marching order by Jesus:
#1. Abide with Me in the Eucharist, Adoration and Prayer. I need you more as a friend and companion than an activist. Remember that I am God. I don't need your help to unravel the demonic petulance of Abortion in the fullness of time.

#2. When you remain with Me long enough, you will learn to act like Me. My Spirit will start producing His fruits in you:
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control and chastity.

Lord Jesus, grant us the spirit of unity, peace and love.

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