There is no doubt…We are living in Epic Times!
I awoke this morning after twisting and turning for some of the night to the sad news that Pope Benedict XVI has resigned as Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church. Honestly, I am in shock, but very hopeful that this is part of God’s Divine Plan. One thing I know for sure, the Catholic Church does not deal in decades, but in centuries and millennia. Just as the Church is being persecuted here in America more so than ever before, so we have seen a Pope resign 600 years ago. We will endure this sad news with the help of the Holy Spirit.
It is now a time for devoted prayer, fasting, and trust. We as the Church must come together and pray for the obvious health of our current Vicar of Christ, but also pray that the Holy Spirit guides and directs the Cardinals of the Church (in a conclave) to choose a worthy successor to the Pope, who has shown the humility that Christ professes we must hold in the Gospels. What humility by such an amazing man, priest, Bishop, and Pope.
Beware of the haters of the Church for they will be out in full force. Satan will gather his army and so we must be prepared to defend, with our very soul, the hate mongers that he entrusts to attack the Church in this world. It’s already occurring on Twitter and Facebook. The left-wing state-run media here in the USA is trying to figure out by “electronic” numbering whom the next Pope will be. This is all garbage and completely bunk by individuals who don’t have the slightest idea what they are dealing with when it comes to the power of the Holy Spirit. They lack knowledge and their pride will have them looking like fools in the end.
And yes, even from within the Church we will see hate, anger, and despair coming forth too. Organizations who claim to be catholic but are the furthest thing from true Catholicism will also attack the Church they claim to love. We must stay on guard and pray! Don’t be fooled by the deception and lies that will come from such sources. They are a danger to our world everyday, but when news like this happens; they will come out even more so seeking to destroy the Church.
Again…Pray, Fast, and ask for the Holy Spirit to intercede for the Church. Stay on Guard and be ready to defend Holy Mother Church. There is no doubt that we are living in epic times. We must now rise up and live as epic heroes and follow the example of the holy Saints who are the heroes of the Church. We must be yearn to be St. Joan of Arc, St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thomas More, the Martyrs of Mexico, St. Edith Stein, and so many more.
I would like to thank Papa Benedict for his years of humble service as our Pontiff. What he has given to the Catholic Church in these short 8 years on the Scriptures and Liturgy will be cherished for many years to come. He is a great and humble man and a true example of discipleship. My prayers are with him today and in the days ahead. May Our Lord and his Blessed Mother guide him at this time.
“BE NOT AFRAID!”