We should always try to discern what the Lord wills. The process of a sincere seeking of the will of God in serious life decisions is painful but what we do according to the will of God remains forever! We need to carry His cross, to accept the cross of uncertainty, seeking and powerlessness. Such are the ways of God – it is dying in practice. But it is worth it! Life is too short and we can do nothing more than seek and do His holy will.
The Lord directs our paths, and we must often walk by faith which is both the light and darkness for us, like the pillar of fire and cloud which led the Israelites on their way through the desert. Though many things are obscure to us, God sees and understands everything.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry
about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
We worry automatically. What to do with worries? We have to learn to give them to God in prayer every day. This is the only right solution. Our problems are often so big and difficult that we see no way out. We need to begin every prayer with repentance: “Lord, forgive me that I trust in You so little, that I do not seek Your kingdom first, that I am dominated by my self-will every day and then I am overwhelmed with worries and see no way out. This creates a tense atmosphere in which I react impatiently or even angrily towards my neighbours, I hurt them with my words or gestures and disturb our relationships. Please forgive me. You know that I see no way out of this particular worry, I am powerless, but I give this problem to You. You, Lord, are the solution to my insoluble problem. Now I am not alone in my powerlessness, I am powerless together with You. Thank You for Your peace which fills my soul. Lord, I know that You will show Your glory in this problem too in good time. I am not afraid any more; I thank You that this problem, which seems unsolvable to me, is in Your hands.”
Who are the liberal theologians? They are not men of faith nor defenders of orthodoxy, nor people of deep spirituality and prayer, nor people righteous before God who observe the laws of God without distorting or circumventing it.
Liberal theologians disregard the true spiritual life and spiritual struggle for the salvation of immortal souls. They do not care about a personal relationship with God. They do not show true repentance – admit neither their sin nor sinfulness before God. On the contrary, they conceal sins, sanctify them and make sinfulness the norm. They thus remove God’s law and establish the teachings of men (cf. Corban; Mk 7:11). Moreover, they are people who do not truly love their neighbour because they do not seek his greatest good – that he may truly know Christ and save his soul. They do not follow Christ themselves and if anyone wants to follow Him, they ridicule and intimidate him. They do not know what true wisdom is which is mindful of death, the judgment of God and the reality of eternity. They are eloquent preachers but their preaching kills the truth, so it loses a motivating force. These theologians (false prophets) belabour the letter of Scripture and it is true about them what Jesus said: “The letter kills.”
This book consists of four topics which are actual particularly for the present times, leading people to repentance and to perceiving of their Christian identity.
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9 May 2016
To priests and members of the Focolare movement
1) Positive aspects of the Focolare movement:
When the war drew to a close, Chiara Lubich, the founder, and her friends went through a deep spiritual experience that could be an encouragement in faith to many.
Today, the greatest positive aspect is that the Focolare priests meet regularly. When Archbp. J. Graubner was an assistant priest in Valašské Klobouky, some people came to visit him but unfortunately he was not home. The notice board displayed a busy timetable of religion classes, but Tuesday was free. He set it apart for meeting with the Focolare priests. This is praiseworthy. The other Focolare priests likewise set apart this time for this purpose. Other priests in the diocese failed to do so. They were individualists, although many of them were very zealous in repairing churches, in catechesis or pastoral care. But they did not care much about spiritual fellowship with brethren; they thought of it as wasted time. Regular meetings of Focolare members were really something revolutionary within the individualistic structure. When other priests wanted to meet together for fellowship in prayer, God’s Word and mutual encouragement, it always failed after several attempts.
8 May 2016
To Bishops of the Catholic Church
The 260-page Apostolic Exhortation of Francis caused a stir. Liberals eulogize it. Card. Kasper said it marks the start of the greatest revolution in the Catholic Church in 1500 years. In contrast, especially family organizations have labelled the document as a heretical one which promotes the destruction of Christian morality and family! The blame for the disastrous situation in the Church today falls on:
1) Pope Francis Bergoglio
2) the poisoned roots of Vatican II
Ad 1) The heretical Exhortation Amoris Laetitia aims to undermine Catholic doctrine in regard to the indissolubility of sacramental marriage, contraception, methods of artificial insemination, homosexual immorality, “gender schizophrenia”.
Amoris Laetitia throughout chapter eight (paragraphs 291-312) presents a kind of confused interpretation of Catholic doctrine, so the awareness of the nature and effects of mortal sin completely disappears. Instead of clear statements Francis uses ideological language and presents selective and misleading quotes from previous church documents.
Memorandum – administrative reforms (http://apokalypsisnow.blogspot.ru/2015/04/blog-post.html)
Art.1: “Electronic identification of all citizens of the EU and the Russian Federation (from 16 June 2017). Adoption of the Article by all the Christian Churches.”
Response: Archbishop Hilarion discusses electronic identification in Strasbourg behind the back of the Orthodox Christians not only in relation to EU citizens but also in relation to the citizens of Russia. As a delegate of Patriarch Kirill, Bishop Hilarion acts on behalf of the Patriarch. The responsibility for all his actions falls on Patriarch Kirill. His gestures can be classified not only as a betrayal of the Church but also as treason.
Art.2A: “Abolition of state sovereignty – the formation of federal states united in districts with their capitals (from 17 October 2017).”
Response: Archbishop Hilarion carries out subversive activity; he decides the issue of abolition of state sovereignty and signs the relevant document.