Sorry, No Room
Greetings on this Fourth Sunday of Easter
Readings: ACTS 13:14, 43-52; PS 100:1-2, 3, 5; REV 7:9, 14B-17; JN 10:27-30
President of the United States Donald J. Trump: We can’t take any more. Sorry. Can’t have it. So turn around. That’s the way it is.
Fake apology. Fake problem. Fake Christianity.
Solemn Warning from the Blessed Mother
The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him. He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart. He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly. The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty. He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy, according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.
Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II – Ecclesia In America
The Synod Fathers recalled that “the Church in America must be a vigilant advocate, defending against any unjust restriction the natural right of individual persons to move freely within their own nation and from one nation to another. Attention must be called to the rights of migrants and their families and to respect for their human dignity, even in cases of non-legal immigration” (65).
Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.
Happy Mindless Mimes verses Dense Moral Exhortations
A good deacon friend of mine said, ‘Deacon Gerry, how can you find social justice context in just about everything Jesus said? I think you are shoe-horning sacred scripture.’ This was said with honest and pure intent. He is a gentle soul who lives the gentleness of Jesus on a daily basis and I take his concern seriously. Upon reflection my response is that I relate more to Sister Aloysius Beauvier in Doubt.
The desire for self-serving peace is a non-Christian response to the Diaspora problem.
May I borrow a quote from Sister Aloysius Beauvier?
You just want things to be resolved so you can have simplicity back.
Simplicity over essential truth not the trivial.
Hypocrites! for you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, justice and mercy and faith; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others (MT 23:23).
The Search for Truth of Intention
Father Brendan Flynn: You haven’t the slightest proof of anything!
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: But I have my certainty! And armed with that, I will go to your last parish, and the one before that if necessary. I’ll find a parent.
The desire to lead by falsehood is a path of destruction.
A Christian hears the voice and we follow Jesus who led by example.
I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do. (JN 13:15).
We gather, protect and share the divine life with the stranger and wanderer of this world.
Peace be with you,