Since last I wrote on the Symphony of Suffering there has been much to
ponder and pray about.
In my heart, God has let me know that this symphony from His people is
most discordant, very unpleasant to the Most Blessed Trinity. Our Blessed
Mother sheds many tears for her children, and pleads for the Most Sacred
Heart to be merciful to the entire human race.
Still, the lack of harmony of our symphony with that eternal symphony of
love and praise goes on unabated, and in many instances, the symphony is
given no more thought than the TV programs we all flick on day and night to
occupy our poor, tired, lazy brains.
For example, God has placed upon my heart the extreme sadness He feels at
the whole presidency now in the White House, and suggests that the name
"White House" should more likely be called a "Black House", for the sins of
those who occupy it are many. He does not "hate" the President, nor anyone
else. God hates the sin, and He expects us, if we are His children, to
"hate" the sin just as He does, for that is justice, mercy, and love.
However, if one is to put any stock in the polls being taken over the
scandal in the White House, then one must conclude that, by and large, we
are a nation of people who prefer to have our cake and eat it too, and as
long as we have that, then let's let the current administration go right
ahead, unabashed, unpunished, unrepentant. If we, on the other hand, were
to raise up our collective voices, condemn the sin, and seek to remove the
administration for such blatant sins that cry out before God, we just might
loose that comfort zone of a "good" economy.
Can any economy be called "good" if it is obtained through evil? Can any
prosperity of possessions, which surround us with luxury, leisure, and
unholy entertainment, ever be pleasing to God? However, condone this sin,
this administration - we do repeatedly. We prefer to justify and rationalize the sin so
that we do not jeopardize our luxury and comfort in a good economy.
God's commandments apply to every single human being. No one is exempt.
To lie, to cheat, to steal, to commit adultery, to kill (not with weapons
of mass destruction, but with our tongue that lies and misleads) are all
abominations before God. Where there is anyone or everyone committing sin
and remaining unrepentant, then the effect of the sin touches every human
being on earth.
Did not the sins of mankind cause God to send His Only-begotten Son to
earth to teach, heal, preach, work miracles, and show us a new way, the
Good news of the Gospel? In addition, did not the sins of mankind cause
Jesus Christ, our Lord, God and Savior, to die on the Cross?
If we believe this, then how in the name of God can we sit, stand or lie
back idly while such abuses against God go on, for if we do, then we truly
do not love God, nor do we seek mercy for the human race, and whatever
prayers we offer do not ascent to Him, but return to us unanswered.
Just in the United States these past days, our symphony has been so
unmelodic as to be the din of hell. The populace of these United States,
by and large, wants to sweep the debacle in the White House under the
proverbial rug, and go on as if nothing happened. The polls indicate that
the majority of the people say that the current administration's "sins" are
much less than other administrations, which were "not caught in the act." Since
when is "adultery", a minor sin? Since when is lying, cheating, misleading, killing
others and their reputations by the words that come forth from the mouth okay for
us because God understands?
God understands that we are weak, and we are weak because we prefer the
things of this earth to His things, which are eternal and give life.
It is time to retune our symphony. It is time to get back on the right
melody before it is too late to stay the Justice of God, where the
righteous as well as the unrighteous will suffer in many ways. It is time
for each person to stand up and be counted, to testify by word, by deed,
and in our thoughts, for the Truth, which God has bestowed upon us.
We cannot afford to look the other way, to dismiss this administration's
foibles as justified because, after all, the president and his associates
are only human.
If we are going to be held accountable before God for our actions, or lack
thereof, then so is the president, his aides, his family, and all who
condone these actions. Furthermore, if we are to have respect for ourselves as human beings,
respect as a nation, and expect to be respected by other nations, then we
had better live up to high moral standards, practicing virtue to a very
high degree, lest we find ourselves falling as did the Roman Empire, many
Is that not what is happening? Is not our nation falling into the abyss,
just as Our Blessed Mother told us we would were we to elect the current
administration the first time, not to mention re-electing it the second
If we cannot honor and respect our president, then we certainly cannot sit
idly back, rationalize, and justify the actions of this man, and his staff. Were we
intent upon joining in the symphony of suffering, we would get down upon our
knees and pray for the president and his family. We would
pray for our nation to be in God's favor, and not the stock market's favor.
We would seek mercy from God for this administration, and for our ailing
country's morals and values.
Only then would our prayers, our sufferings, our hurt at the president's
failures, reach upward, joining in the eternal symphony of heaven. Only
when we stand up and say, "Enough!" to the sin that is going on, can our
prayers be answered with mercy. Only when we do that which is right in the
eyes of God can our eyes look upon these grave sins and see them for what
they are, and then seek to forgive the administration, which has forged
alliances with the powers of evil, and not those of God.
To lie, and to lie skillfully, is not a gift from God. It comes from
satan, and it is all too easy to overlook it, as has been done in the case
of our current president. No matter that other presidents have fallen,
too. That was then, this is now, and it is our now. We have to do
something, we have to make it known to one another, and to God, that we are
not going to permit this horror to go on, and we are going to sweep clean
the "White House", and the Congress and Senate, and any other government
department in need of a cleansing, because we want our nation to shine
So, in the coming days and weeks as this scandal continues to fill
headlines in the newspapers, to consume all the talk shows, and to be
blared endlessly on the TV set, we should find ourselves in deep prayer,
making sacrifice and doing penance for the sins of this administration,
while we seek and will to forgive the president, et al, as God also commands.
It is imperative in our symphony that we remember God demands of us that
we stand up for Him, for the Truth, and to deny and denounce all that is
not of God, and keeps us from Him.
In this coming week, let us each offer one extra Mass, one extra Holy
Communion, one extra rosary, or a favorite prayer, that the administration
may be swept out of sight, and that God's infinite mercy may descend upon
those who have brought our nation to such a base state, while the
forgiveness in our hearts remains pure and genuine.
Then, our symphony will have meaning and melody. Then will our symphony
be lifted up with Jesus' Infinite Merits, and our suffering will not be in
vain, but rather, it will be a song of infinite value heard by God and
answered by His Mercy, now and for all eternity.