During the time when the government imposed lockdowns and mandates, due to the corona virus, many of us experienced suffering and misery.
Much of this suffering was due to the virus itself, however, much long lasting misery was based on many other issues caused by the isolation imposed on all of us.
Parents and grandparents were kept away from their families, many suffered and died alone, and many family members and friends were not allowed to celebrate birthdays, marriages, anniversaries, Holidays, or funerals with their loved ones. This precious time is forever lost to them.
Gatherings with family and friends were “allowed” if all were masked up and 6 feet apart, even when outdoors. Does anyone else see how silly this was?
We all listened and obeyed “for the good of others.” This was the time where many people started to eye eachother as “walking germ spreaders,” and started to label and demean each other…spewing hatred as to whether a person was masked up or not, if someone dared to stand too close, or whether or not the person was vaccinated.
Small businesses were shut down, however, large businesses were “allowed” to stay open. Hmmm.
Bishops and Pastors allowed their Church doors to be locked…no Holy Masses and no Sacraments for the faithful.
Shame on them (supposed shepherds) for being so weak as to allow this evil to occur!
In the meantime, while our Church was locked down, my husband and I noticed something interesting while we walked through the downtown area where we lived. Victoria Secret was open for business! So our government, in its wisdom, deemed our Churches as non-essential…however, Victoria Secret was “essential?” Liquor stores remained open…no matter what their size.
Could you see any logic in this? I couldn’t…they knew exactly what they were doing when they closed small businesses and our Churches.
Have you noticed that the masses turned away from their faith, and allowed fear to dictate what they believed and followed? Have you noticed that those same people would not even watch or hear anything different from the narrative of the day?
Anyway, during this time of craziness, a funny thing happened. While my Church was closed down, I discovered Catholic Priests who were not afraid to speak the Truth… on YouTube. Priests who dared to teach the traditional Catholic Faith and Catechism. Men who were not afraid to question what was being forced upon us…as a Church, nation and world.
I realized that I had a choice where life and my faith were concerned.
I could remain in ignorance and darkness, or I could choose to be open to The Holy Spirit.
I chose The Holy Spirit.
My purpose is not to argue or cause division. The purpose is to share The Truth…what you choose for your life, and that of your family, is between you and God. However, each of our choices touches and affects The Body of Christ…His Church.
Pray for faith, mercy, courage, knowledge, love and wisdom. Pray for the strength to be open to the prodding of The Holy Spirit, and for the strength to make changes in your own life.
The things that need changed are the blotches of darkness in our souls…the very things we strive to hide and ignore. Pray for The Holy Spirit to illuminate those dark spots. Acknowledge, confess, repent and make the needed changes regarding those weaknesses/sins.
Go to your Priest and ask him to pray over you.
This is the time….WAKE UP from your slumber!
If you are confused, depressed, angry, or numb…you are living under the oppression of Satan.
FIGHT! Get appropriate help from mental health professionals. Don’t ignore your issues…CONFRONT and make changes! Turn your whole heart and soul to Jesus, and His (and our) Blessed Mother. Ask for their help in your fight against your personal demons. They are waiting for you to ask for their help, and invite them into your life.
The most important step is to close the doors you have opened to the evil one. You know what those doors are…you know… the things you hide from others, and try to hide from yourself and try to excuse away.
Stop trying to hide your darkness from yourself…and from God. He already knows your struggle…He knows where the struggle came from. Jesus is waiting for you to give it all up to Him.
Don’t wait too much longer. None of us know how long we have on this earth.
You make your decision…I have chosen Jesus and look forward to an eternity with Him and all of His Saints and Angels.
I pray that you make the choice for Jesus…choosing light and not the darkness.
Do not be afraid of The Truth! The Truth will set you free.
Some of the Catholic Priests who are true shepherds that you can search for on YouTube:
Fr. Vincent Lampert
Fr. Michael O’Connor
Fr. Nolan: Those who are ignorant of the past are bound to repeat it
Fr. Chad Ripperger