Moses spoke to the people, saying: “Bear in mind and do not forget how you angered the Lord, your God in the desert. Then at the end of 40 days and 40 nights, when the Lord had given me the two stone tablets of the covenant, he said to me, ‘Go down from here now, quickly, for your people have become depraved …’”
We have just celebrated once again the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior. He came into this world for us to suffer and die, and rise again so that our relationship with God could became right again. We are so much like our ancestors in the time of Moses. There is so much depravity going on. All of the advances in technology should have brought us a glorious age of enlightenment, but have brought instead much darkness. We are told that addiction to pornography is so rampant by all ages; families are being destroyed. Can you imagine a father or a mother who have lovely children going on-line to watch this disgusting lifestyle? A bishop was recently caught and rightly charged with importing child porn. This past week a young man in Kamloops was sentenced to nine months for having child porn on his laptop and with taking pictures of young boys going to the bathroom at the park in Kamloops. I have often wondered what goes on beyond the closed doors of Clearwater.
Are we not aware that we will have to give an account to God when we die? And instead of enjoying eternity with him in heaven we will spend it in hell. Yes, that’s right, in hell. So many today are living their lives by their own standards and not by God’s. The sad part is that they don’t seem to care. So many of our young people who were raised in a godly home now have no time for God, period.
When we stop and think about all those men, women and youth, who suffered martyrdom rather than deny their God, we should be ashamed. We need to get on our knees and beg his mercy and return to church.
When you hear the words, “God, keep our country, glorious and free,” what happens inside of you? Ponder on these works, my good people.
– Father Donal O’Reilly