"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"

"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"
"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ" according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider: 1. Mass versus populum. 2. Communion in the hand. 3. The Novus Ordo Offertory prayers. 4. Disappearance of Latin in the Ordinary Form. 5. Liturgical services of lector and acolyte by women and ministers in lay clothing.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Only Jesus Christ Receives Sinners

Retreat meditation on the mercy of Jesus

The world makes sinners of men, and then having made them sinners, it condemns and insults them adding to the morass of their sin the muck of its scorn. Mire upon mire this is the world: the world does not receive sinners. Only Jesus Christ receives sinners.

St John Chrysostom writes: “My God have mercy on me! You ask for mercy? Then fear nothing. Where there is mercy there are no judicial investigations regarding guilt, nor courts, nor the need to offer reasonable excuses. Great is the torment of my sins, O my God but far greater is the treasure of your mercy!”

Upon his coming into the world, whom did Jesus call to him? The Magi and after the Magi? The publican. And after the publican? The prostitute. After the prostitute? The thief. And after the thief? The inflexible persecutor.

Do you live like a pagan? The Magi would be considered pagans. Do you make a profit on the needs of others? The publican was such. Are you impure? The prostitute was also. Are you a murderer? The thief was one also. Are you an inflexible persecutor? So was Paul because he was first a blasphemer and later an apostle and an evangelist… Don’t tell me: “I am a blasphemer; I am sacrilegious; I am impure.” Haven’t you seen the example of so many sinners pardoned by God?

Have you sinned? Do penance. Have you sinned a thousand times? Do penance a thousand times. Satan will stand at your side at times to make you despair. Don’t listen to him; remember these few words: Jesus receives sinners, words that are a heartfelt cry of love, a pouring out of inexhaustible mercy and an unbreakable promise of pardon.

~ Saint Alberto Hurtado, S.J [Luis Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga], + 18 August 1952

Texts 05. Jesus Receives Sinners 

1 comment:

ServusMariaeN said...

Saint Alberto Hurtado: We are poor in faith and grace - take pity upon us too: Hear our prayers and grant our petitions ... for the love and glory of the Lord Jesus. ~ MKK, AMCC, HFH