Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Montfort's Meditations: God's Forgiveness and Mercy

All we are hearing in the news recently, is about former Catholic Bishop Raymond Lahey, and the sentence he was given by Justice Kent Kirkland at his recent trial, when he was sentenced to 15 months in jail. However, because of the time he already served before his trial, he will walk away a free man.

It would appear that everyone is up in arms, and furious because of this decision. What we should be concerned about at this time, as followers of Christ Jesus, is the danger of a lost soul for God. We should pray for Bishop Lahey, that with the grace of God he will come to complete repentance and ask for God’s forgiveness and mercy.

My friends, instead of being angry and seeking vengeance with regard to these sins committed by our religious leaders  (e.g. priests and bishops), who are involved in any way with sinful acts (such as, child pornography, pedophilia, homosexuality, and all other sensual sins of the flesh) let us pray to Jesus and ask him to bring healing to each and every priest and bishop who have sinned in this abominable manner. The Sacred Bible tells us that these sins cry out to heaven for vengeance.

St. Paul in his letter to the Colossians wrote: "You must put to death then the earthly desires at work in you, such as immorality, indecency, lust, evil passions, and greed (for greediness is a form of idol worship). Because of such things God’s wrath will come upon those who do not obey him".

My friends, we must all learn to love God as we should; if we do love God, as God wants us to, then it would be difficult to sin, as sin separates us from God whom we love. How can we love God as we should? By prayer and to remember that everything that you do is done through the name of Jesus Christ, in thanksgiving to God the Father. 

Just remember this, you cannot be of the world and of God, but you are in the world and God willing in God! 


God love you. 

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