Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Politicians Beware, Wolves In Sheep Clothing! Your Catholic Sunday Homily

From the Desk of Father Mark, Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear People,

Catholic Politicians Beware,
Wolves In Sheep Clothing!

Jeremiah was faithful to his call as a prophet. Even though he was very young, God blessed him tremendously. In our reading today from the Old Testament, Jeremiah is in the pit of darkness and despair. Crying out from his heart, he pleads with the Lord to spare him the suffering of being a witness and prophet. Jeremiah says, "all day long I am the object of mocking and laughter." But like any holy and devoted lover of God, he cannot deny his Lord and God. Oh, but for such witnesses today.

It is common place for so called Catholic politicians to deny the Truth of Jesus Christ and His Church publicly, in order to win the esteem and approval of men. Such men are mentioned specifically in the Gospel, Jesus tells us that if we deny Him in public, He will deny knowing us before the Lord. Apostates abound today. They come like wolves in sheep's clothing. Jesus warns us not to be misled by them, especially in the voting booth. Ask for the truth of Jesus Christ to come alive in your heart and soul. Do not follow the ways of the many public apostates today. Know your Catholic faith, and be proud to profess it in Christ Jesus our Lord!

May we each have the strength and courage to put Jesus first in our lives, above worldly ways and materials gains.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

1 comment:

Marie said...

How very true John Michael:).

We also need to stand up and speak up when our Priests and Cardinals are being attacked.

There has been a fair amount of unfair publicity given to Cardinal Pell driven by a media station which truly hates him. They wont give up because they 'think' they can intimidate him into resigning. Cardinal Pell is a tough cookie and he stands up to them.

We need to use our common sense and always look to Rome and be loyal to our Holy Father always.

Peace to you John Michael:)