A great prophet has arisen in our midst
and God has visited his people?
[ARCHBISHOP VIGANO’S LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP]
IN AN APPARENTLY INEXPLICABLE WAY, THE GOOD ARE HELD HOSTAGE BY THE WICKED AND BY THOSE WHO HELP THEM EITHER OUT OF SELF-INTEREST OR FEARFULNESS.
is this inexplicable because we believe victory over the “prince of this world” was won once for all at the Hour when Jesus freely gave himself up to death to give us his life, and therefore the “good” cannot be held hostage by the “wicked”?
The LORD has delivered his people,…
THESE TWO SIDES, WHICH HAVE A BIBLICAL NATURE, FOLLOW THE CLEAR SEPARATION BETWEEN THE OFFSPRING OF THE WOMAN AND THE OFFSPRING OF THE SERPENT.
since “from one ancestor God made all nations to inhabit the whole earth”, how can there be two types of offspring?
R. The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.
He who scattered Israel, now gathers them together,
he guards them as a shepherd his flock.
ON THE ONE HAND THERE ARE THOSE WHO, ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE A THOUSAND DEFECTS AND WEAKNESSES, ARE MOTIVATED BY THE DESIRE TO DO GOOD, TO BE HONEST, TO RAISE A FAMILY, TO ENGAGE IN WORK, TO GIVE PROSPERITY TO THEIR HOMELAND, TO HELP THE NEEDY, AND, IN OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW OF GOD, TO MERIT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
given that our merits are God’s gifts and since the initiative belongs to God in the order of grace, that no one can merit the initial grace of forgiveness and justification, at the beginning of conversion, why would God give this motivation to do good only to the offspring of the woman that support president trump for re-election?
“It is not right to take the food of the children
and throw it to the dogs.”
She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps
that fall from the table of their masters.”
Then Jesus said to her in reply,
“O woman, great is your faith!
Let it be done for you as you wish.”