• Denise Lanik

WEDNESDAY OF THE TWELFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME, JUNE 26, 2019


Gospel

MT 7:15-20

Jesus said to his disciples:

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing,

but underneath are ravenous wolves.

By their fruits you will know them.

Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Just so, every good tree bears good fruit,

and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.

A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,

nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.

Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down

and thrown into the fire.

So by their fruits you will know them."

Reflection:

I have learned a lot in the past 5 years, and much of it has been because a priest took the time to recognize a need to teach the truth. (The Word of God!)

I never knew about “moral relativism” or that there was even such a thing until our priest started asking us at Mass if we knew what it was. Moral relativism does not sound like a bad thing, it’s almost like the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” that Jesus speaks to us about in the Gospel today.

I believe it is this “moral relativism” that has led to what Pope John Paul II called the “culture of death”. We are surrounded by people who do not know what they believe, and are relying on the world and the political system to help guide their conscience to make decisions.

Laws are being passed that tell people that it is okay “legal” to kill their own child in the womb. There are politicians behind these laws that many people look up to and listen to in order to make what they feel are good moral decisions. This is real!

Praise God that there are priests that care, and will take a stand and do what is right, to help the flock to wake up and hopefully see the error in their ways. There is a Bishop from Springfield, Illinois (Bishop Thomas John Paprocki) that has reached out in love to help not only the two Catholic politicians, but all those that follow these men and the Unborn Babies. Here is a video which confirms this:

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves.”

We need to keep up the prayers for our Priests, Bishops, Cardinals and the Pope. They have the same enemies that we all have - (1. the devil 2. the flesh 3. the world-- PAPA handbook page 10); however, these evils are working overtime to bring them down. St. John Vianney said, “A priest goes to Heaven or a priest goes to Hell with a thousand people behind.”

Mary Queen of the Apostles - Make our priests Holy!

St. John Vianney - Pray for us!

St. Alphonsus - Pray for us!


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