Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Weeping Statues or Tears of Shame?

Places where statues weep as in the US, Canada and Australia are happening in unprecedented numbers, places and forms. Some explain them away with science, some mock them and to some they are the words of God reaching out for prevention. However, when the messages come true, they are not so easy to explain away, are they? Can the answer be that such present day phenomena are a prelude to events yet to take place.

Abortion, racist hatred, killing for greed, white collar crimes of thievery; all of which are prevalent today. All of which happening in a society which seems to be turning away from God at warp speed.

Should we be on the look out for heightened storms, both physical and spiritual? Shall we brace for intensified sorrows? History will certainly write the final chapter, but where will our names appear?

Part of what these prophetic events highlight is the activity of Satan, the archenemy of our Lord and Saviour.

People of faith in Jesus Christ and those who make a habit of reading Holy Scripture, will readily acknowledge and understand the many instances of demonic presence in the time of Jesus.

We owe it to ourselves to take an intelligent look at these phenomenon and ask ourselves why on earth are these things going on? - Vanessa Barnes, Houston Roman Catholic Examiner (click here for full article)

I don't really have a problem with Mary making regular guest appearances for the Holy Tourist industry. Catholicism has always had a curious and quirky circus side.

However what really gets me thinking is:Whenever Mary decides to abandon her celestial realm and drop in on in the "valley of tears" she seems to have a different outfit for each trip, better than QEII and Imelda Marcos put together.

So, the mystery of faith is: does she have exclusive access to the biggest Vinnies Bin in Heaven for her wardrobe? Does she in fact sometimes double up and think:"Oh dear, it's the fence post at Coogee again, better wear the Fatima number as it is salt water resistant.

This would all be very comical if it wasn't for the fact that this article is an attempt to cover up the tragic mission history of Rwanda and its contribution to one of the worse abuses of human rights in the last decade of the 20th century. It is we who should be weeping for our collective injustice.
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