Saturday, March 12, 2011
The Weight of the World
I went to a lovely retreat today at the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia. From 9am after Mass until 4pm, the Blessed Sacrament was exposed. Seven hours in the company of Jesus in one of the most beautiful places in my world. Frankly, I didn't know where to begin today. So many people have asked for my prayers that I feel like if I spent all of my free time praying, I still wouldn't get around to everyone. It would have been enough just to concentrate on the crisis in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia without the devastating events in Japan. Is it me, or does it seem like there has been an acceleration of catastrophic events? Yesterday's tsunami made Katrina look like a rain shower.
I'm certainly not in a position to read God's mind, but it has crossed my mind that we could be seeing the Beginning of the End. When I heard the news about the earthquake yesterday, I sent my lukewarm Catholic daughter a text message, which I borrowed from the marquis of a protestant church a few blocks away.
Repent Now - Avoid the Rush on Doomsday!
Having a family member separated from God is like discovering the house is on fire in the middle of the night and realizing you can't get everyone out. There are countless souls who are at risk of falling into hell. I don't want to have to face God and tell Him I didn't do all I could to help save them.
Posted by TLW at 5:34 PM