Wednesday: 4pm to 5pm
The theme of today’s Mass is the ‘end times’ of this era – before the establishment of God’s Kingdom on the earth.In today’s Gospel we are warned about Our Blessed Lord’s Second Coming.The Bible has much to say about these ‘end times’:The time before Our Lord’s coming: First, there will be wars, nations will fight against nation, there will be earthquakes, plagues and famines; there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven (Luke 21).Our Lord adds:“Men will seize you and persecute you, you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself will give you an eloquence…that none of your opponents will be able to contradict.”In the Book of Daniel and the Gospel of Matthew we read that the Mass will be suppressed and, in its place, will be a sacrilege (which will be placed in the “Holy Place” – the Sanctuary, the Blessed Sacrament).Yr B Daniel: “THERE IS GOING TO BE A TIME OF DISTRESS, UNPARALLED SINCE NATIONS FIRST CAME INTO EXISTENCE.”The Gospel of Matthew reads that for a time there will be “great suffering such as has not been from the beginning of the world until its end.” (Chapter 24).Immediately after the suffering of those days “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light and the stars will fall from heaven.” The Book of Revelations records chastisements: For example, 6:12, “There was a great earthquake; the sun became black…the moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth…The sky vanished like a scroll rolling itself up and every mountain and island was removed from its place.Rev. 9:17,18: John writes: “I saw horses and their riders. Out of their mouths came fire…a third of the human race was killed.”
In Akita Japan, an approved apparition by the Church. A Sr Sasagawa was told by Our Lord that a fire would consume a third of the world. I will read out part of a message given by Our Lady at La Salette France, because it has been approved by the Church.On Sept 19th 1846, Our Lady said to two children Maximin and Melanie: “Several cities will be shaken and swallowed up by earthquakes…nothing will be seen but murder, nothing will be heard but arms and blasphemy…A forerunner of the antichrist will then come, he will shed much blood and demand to be worshipped.A time of calamities, plagues, famine…series of wars, until the last war which will be fought by ten kings of the antichrist.”When will these times fall upon us? Since the new millennium:December 26th 2004: The Tsunami killed 275,000. October 2005: Largest earthquake in modern history (Feb on the Richter scale) hit Pakistan leaving 3.3 million homeless. Same month: Largest hurricane in US history hit Florida and New Orleans leaving over one million homeless. 2010: Haiti 240,000 dead.2010: Pakistan, floods covered one fifth of the country which was a chastisement worse than the great tsunami of 2004 and the disaster of Haiti put together. On November 8th 2013, the strongest storm in history devastated the Philippines.The death toll was 10,000 people, 9 million people were affected.
At present we are experiencing widespread persecution of Christianity, ISIS and others. On Friday 13th November 2015 Muslim fundamentalists used suicide bombers and machine guns to kill over 100 people in Paris.Early 2015 a transgender Green’s party politician Martina Delaney sued Archbishop Porteous of Tasmania over a booklet written by the Bishop’s conference defending marriage between a man and a woman.In November, instead of rejecting the allegation, the Law Commissioner has decided that all the Bishops of Australia should be sued.Ms Delaney, the Commissioner and their supporters have given away their cover. Their real agenda is to close down the Catholic Church.Cardinal Pell in 2018 was sentenced to 6 & ½ years of prison for crimes which could not have taken place, unless he had the gift of bilocation. If the Democratic Party come into power in the United States, then the proponents of a New World Order will also come into power in the United States. The New World Order states that its objective is to make the world a "sustainable and inclusive environment" and a "controlled world of smaller members of perfect people."In other words, proponents of the New World Order state that the numbers of people in the world are too large and, therefore, the world's environment (food, energy sources etc) is not enough to sustain all the people in the world. All of that sounds good, but how do these people plan to reach their objective? They are the same people who enabled the Corona 19 Virus to infect the human race.Under a pretext to destroy the virus they have come up with a vaccine. Bill Gates, a key player, in the New World Order, stated publicly that he is developing a vaccine which will reduce the world's population to over a billion people. This is a problem, because the Sixth Commandment reads, “You shall not kill”.It must be noted that we don't need a vaccine to end the Corona 19 Virus because we already have the medicine to cure it. President Trump at aged 74 caught the Corona 19 Virus and in less than 4 days later was completely healed, by traditional medicine. This medicine was banned by many countries of the outbreak of the virus. However, after the chastisement Christ will return.
Matthew 24:“Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven… coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Mt 24:v30).“For as the lightening comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”(Rev.1:7 “Look, He is coming with the clouds every eye will see Him…”)Rev.21: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth… Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the “throne of the Lamb.”Night will be no more, nor will they need light from lamp or sun, For the Lord God will give them light.” Why chastisements? Immediately after 9/11 for example, the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York in 2001, church attendance in New York reached a record high and in all the abortion clinics in New York up to about one week after 9/11 not one woman showed up for her scheduled abortion.So, chastisements can lead people to conversion. There would be no need for chastisements if people were obedient to God. Also, through chastisements God wakes us up through miracles. At 9/11 for example, when the people searching for dead bodies went into the basement – the deepest and darkest place, they found three perfectly formed crosses formed from steel beams which had fallen randomly from the Twin Towers.The crosses were similar in size to the three crosses on Calvary. Therefore, even in the deepest and darkest places in our lives, God is present.In the Philippines in the midst of an almost entire town of buildings being flattened, stood a statue of Christ several metres tall, completely unaffected by the storm. Therefore, no matter how great the chastisement or cross, God is greater.First, it is noted that Scripture says chastisements can be averted through prayers and penance.This is another reason why we should give all our hearts to Christ to lessen or stop chastisements.
Secondly, in the Gospel, Jesus says THOSE WHO LOVE HIM HAVE NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED ABOUT. In the Gospel of Luke Our Lord says: “not a hair on your head will perish.By your ‘endurance’ you will gain your lives.”Do not be afraid! We don’t know if we are in the last days before Christ’s triumphant Second Coming and the Restoration of His Kingdom, but there is evidence.An infinitely loving God does not want us to continue to live as we are, increasingly choked by sin, the flesh and the evil one.Soon, we expect He will say “enough is enough” and defeat the evil one.“Where sin abounds, Grace abounds even more.”This will also be a time of Grace. A time of the Holy Spirit.Miracles will abound and be greater than those in the past. Saints will abound in great numbers and will surpass in holiness those of the past.St Louis de Montfort’s prophecy will come true: “Saints will be great and exalted before God in sanctity, superior to all other creatures by their lively zeal…with the humility of their heel, in union with Mary, they shall crush the head of the devil.”Our Lord doesn’t want to be negative or anxious about those so-called last days.This world is not our home here.Our true home is with Him in His Kingdom.We enter that Kingdom by trying to live as He lived.Take up the spiritual arms, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the Rosary, the Cross etc.Yes, don’t be discouraged by the present darkness, but rejoice to the full, because God’s light is for greater than the darkness. Look only at God and rejoice that Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart has triumphed, the Second Pentecost is converting hearts and the Kingdom of God has come among us.
Fr Doug Harris 2020