Lord, society wants me to accept abortion and pro-choice. Even those who call themselves, “Children of God.” How can I do this Lord, and my soul reach You, when my body is laid to rest? Lord, I cannot.
Lord, society wants me to accept the teachings and beliefs of other religions, even those who deny You. Lord, I cannot.
Lord, society wants me to accept sin because of their agenda’s and right’s. Lord, I cannot.
Lord, society wants me to accept persecution, imprisonment, and even the death of Your children, for simply loving You. Lord, I cannot.
Lord, society wants me to accept foul language, deceit, hatred, and mockery of all which You taught to us. Lord, I cannot.
Lord, society wants me to accept turning a deaf ear and blind eye, to the suffering, the disabled, the poor and the aged. Even to accepting putting them to death as they are viewed as a costly burden and of no use to society anymore. Lord, I cannot.
Lord, society wants me to accept the Catholic Church is the “Whore of Babylon,” “The bastardization of faith,” and the “Pope is the Beast.” Lord, I cannot.
“You will be handed over by your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death.”
Lord, how do I live in this society? How do I live in a society, which You lived in? A society which Crucified You on a Cross, simply because You taught and gave love and forgiveness?
I get tired of this society, Lord. I get tired of all the evil and wickedness, and I wonder if it will ever end?
“How long will the wicked prevail, Lord?”
At times Lord, I think I cannot go on from the fear of what the future holds for Your children, in this nation?
How does one go on Lord, when surrounded by so much evil, deaths of millions of babies, and hatred? When so many in a nation desire doing away with your children’s freedom to worship You?
How do I carry this cross Lord, day after day? How do I carry this cross Lord and not give way to the temptations, fears and heaviness of it, thereby losing my life?
“You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.”
“By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”
Lord, “This I can do!”
Reflections on Today’s Gospel Readings
Love and God Bless, SR
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