Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Send forth Thy light and Thy truth
(Ps. 42.3 – DRV)
When God sheds a ray of His light upon us, He makes us see our real state which “we are only beginning to learn, and [which] we shall have to learn all our life” (Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, in our post “‘Find’ and ‘Prove’ Oneself’?“) – our sinfulness. We learn from our dear “Little Therese”: “humiliation becoming my lot, I was unable to look upon myself without a feeling of profound horror” (emphasis, hers in the original manuscript, “The Story of a Soul,” Ch. III); elsewhere, she points out but in a parenthetical note on the way her “Director” would point things out: “… The more one advances, the more one sees the goal is still afar off. And now I am simply resigned to see myself always imperfect and in this I find my joy” (ibid., Ch. VII; emphasis ours – Ignis Dei). Thus, if an advancing soul sees with “profound horror” her imperfections all the more so with those who, converted from the horrible darkness of the state of error and sin to the light of the Faith, have just begun the first stage of the Spiritual Life (battle against relapsing into the state of mortal sin). But how radically opposed to the movement of grace the proud attitude our Savior underscores in today’s Gospel (Lk. 18.9-14): “I am OK” – yet not really OK and refuses to acknowledge, admit, and confess it!
It is unfortunate how the tone of “World Youth Day” was set by Pope Francis: “… This immense feast of faith” (opening address of 26th July). The youth were “energized” in a “revolutionary” ‘faith’ – the ‘Modernist living faith’ (cf., our post “Lumen fidei – a ‘faith’ or the Catholic Faith?“): an existentialist-experiential effusion of the “luv” of the Neo-Catholic ‘ALL-luving-merciful Christ’ (cf., our post “The Ultimate Delusion of Vatican II ‘Catholicism'”; see also, “Pope Francis Speaks of a New ‘Gospel’ – ‘universal salvationism’“). Let them immediately bear their confusion that say… ’tis well, ’tis well (Ps. 39.13) – immodest and impure youth, not sound in the Faith, materialist, ‘liberal’ conformist (Rom. 12.2) – for “Rome [has lost] the Faith” (Our Immaculate Mother at La Salette and at Fatima, cf., our post on “Lumen fidei…” – link above).
The prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail [of the other sign IN heaven – that is, in Apocalyptic language: IN the Church – a great red dragon, Apoc. 12.3, which]…. drew the third part of the stars of heaven…. And they that call this people blessed, shall cause them to err: and they that are called blessed, shall be thrown down headlong (Is. 9.15; Apoc. 12. 4; Is. 9.16).
God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble
Propitius esto, parce nobis, Jesu!
Maria, Mater Immaculata, Regina Decor Carmeli, intercede pro nobis!
Sancte Benedicte et Sancta Theresia, orate pro nobis!