Let us pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.
Wis 2:1a, 12-22 "The wicked said among themselves, thinking not aright: 'Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training. He professes to have knowledge of God and styles himself a child of the LORD. To us he is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see him is a hardship for us, Because his life is not like that of others, and different are his ways. He judges us debased; he holds aloof from our paths as from things impure. He calls blest the destiny of the just and boasts that God is his Father."'
Does this not sound like our current age? If you do not agree with us, we viciously respond. If you lead a life of virtue, you offend us.
The more sin spreads its evil tentacles, the more offensive The Truth becomes.
Jesus never promised that following Him would be easy. This becomes clearer and clearer the closer we get to The Passion. But we know The Passion is not the end of the story.
Whether we have been challenged, this Lent, by the sin we see in the world, or the sin we see within ourselves, The Truth is the only way to Salvation. The Truth is the only way to Easter.
"These were their thoughts, BUT THEY ERRED; for their wickedness blinded them, and they knew not the hidden counsels of God; neither did they count on a recompense of holiness, nor discern the innocent souls’ reward."
St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.