A small reflection



The world seems to be in its death throes. It seems as if St. Michael is at the forefront defending with his sword the remnant of the faithful. Fighting off the dragon that would devour the last of us while we make our escape from this world-wide Sodom and Gomorrah. But his protection only lasts until Christ wins back the heart that lingers in worldliness.

It is only the Cross that holds back the wrathful judgement of God. If the Cross is not in the human heart then it is at the mercy, not of the Evil One, but of God’s judgement. It seems that is what we are experiencing now – the pain of God’s withdrawal from the world. Either we go with him or we remain without Him. St. Michael cannot make that decision for us.

It is like standing in the midst of a raging fire and having fresh water continuously showering over and around. The fire is raging but cannot touch the one who has Christ at his centre.

The Church’s function – its reason-for-being – is to divinise man within finite time. The process begins with his baptism, accompanies him Sacramentally during life and as he dies - then prays for him till he reaches his heavenly home. The world is finite and Christ remains with his Church till the end of time. When Time exists no longer then even the dead can no longer be saved, let alone the living.

What happens when the Church loses its reason-for-being – when it ceases to sanctify - when it ceases to pray? Will Christ come and save us a second time? A third time? Of course not. A human being can only die once.

The signs are there to read. Our Lord said we are hypocrites if we say we cannot read them. We know the weather signs and the blooming growth of a fig on a tree. Our Lord provides for his little remnant as we merge into Life Everlasting.

Glory be to the Father, and to the son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen