Lord Jesus Christ continues to lovingly instruct and reassure us...
has such strange
ideas of the meaning of My invitation - "Come unto Me."
Too often has it been
interpreted as an urge to pay a duty owed to a
Creator, or a debt owed to a Saviour.
The "Come unto Me" holds in
it a wealth of meaning far
surpassing even that.
"Come unto Me" for the solution of every problem,
for the calming of
every fear, for all
- physical, mental, spiritual.
come to Me for
"Come unto Me" for everything.
Homeless, ask Me for a
Friendless, claim a
Hopeless, a refuge.
Guess where those "strange ideas" came
from? The failed Evangelization effort; a failure they blame on the
have lived (and live!) that what Jesus is assuring us of, and
vouch that those words, those promises, are from God
and describe a
very concrete reality.
What more could anyone among us possibly ask for? Perhaps faith; faith
in a loving God and not
in an institution. Religious institutions were created to serve man;
man was not created to serve a religious institution. Man was created
serve God by serving others who may still be disoriented.
At this very late hour, we, with
more urgency than ever
, remind you again that:
(a) All we can
do now -
and should! - is pray much. All else (*)
is essentially a waste
The Admonishment of St.
Paul should be heeded now with
greater emphasis now than
when we first issued it
thirteen years ago
(*) Besides fulfilling our basic
obligations in whichever state each
us is in.