Saturday, April 3, 2010
THE IMAGE BELOW IS CHRIST THE BRIDEGROOM OF THE CHURCH WHICH IS HIS BRIDE, HE LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HER!
On this Holy Saturday as our Lord lay in the tomb and descends to hell to open the gates of paradise to God's Chosen People, the Jews, who awaited the Messiah but died before His coming, let us see in Christ the Bridegroom the sacrificial love of God for His chosen and now adopted people, His Bride the Church. Our sins, the sins of His Bride prior to His glorious resurrection are what made our Bridegroom suffer so grievously. At this point in His Sacred Passion Jesus is taking onto His Holy, Spotless and Venerable Body, the sins and evils of the world, every sin and every evil committed by human beings since Adam and Eve, those who have died, those who were living and those to be born. Every pedophile priests' sins are on Jesus the Bridegroom, every act of blasphemy, every bruised and injured person of sex abuse in and out of the Church and every act of terror and the entire Holocaust and the suffering of its victims, Jesus' brothers and sisters within Judaism are on the Bridegroom's Body and felt by our Lord and crushingly so. But through the glorious resurrection of our Lord, His Bride the church is washed cleaned and made spotless and unblemished in the Sacred Waters of Holy Baptism and Anointed in the Holy Spirit.
DO NOT DESPAIR THIS HOLY SATURDAY FOR THE CHURCH AND HER POPE AND BISHOPS IN SUCH CRISIS. EASTER SHALL ARRIVE AND GOD WILL HAVE THE FINAL WORD! WHAT WILL IT BE TO ALL OF US MIRED IN SIN AND DEATH AND THE EVIL WE INFLICT ON OTHERS AND OURSELVES AND THUS ULTIMATELY ON OUR LORD? (A CLUE, THE LIBERAL, SECULAR PRESS WON'T LIKE JESUS' OR THE CHURCH'S FINAL WORD AND VICTIMS WHO CANNOT FORGIVE THEIR ABUSERS WON'T LIKE WHAT OUR RISEN LORD WILL SAY EITHER!) STAY TUNED!