Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What does God see?

When God looks around this beautiful world He created what does He see? It saddens my heart to imagine what He must think of the false reality that we have made for ourselves.

 "Show me, Lord. Take off these worldly lens I am viewing the earth through and show me the truth."

There is not an area of our lives that has escaped corruption. Though there are pockets of goodness and beauty still, the majority of the human race has given themselves over to lies of every kind. May the Spirit of Truth pierce our hearts and lift the blinders off our eyes. If you think I am being overly harsh I ask you to pray and look around you with honesty. If someone from 100 years ago saw how we are living today I think they would be apalled. Instead of rejecting evil we have accepted it into our society and some have even embraced it. Our governments, banks, major corporations, schools, the film industry, our books - you'd be hard-pressed to find an area that hasn't suffered internal rot. It started slowly...but sin snowballs. The more a society gives in and accepts sin the more vulnerable they become. Abortion, pornography, rampant crime, disrespect , adultery,  corporate greed, dishonesty.... need I go on?

And so I ask an honest question:
If Jesus stood in front of us and gave his opinion on the shape of the world today, what do you think He would say?


  1. "If Jesus stood in front of us and gave his opinion on the shape of the world today, what do you think He would say?"

    To some, He will say: 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

    And to others ... He will just look away.

    God bless.

  2. Mary,
    Now there is a sobering question. I kind of wrote on a similar topic today- our own personal spiritual fitness. I think all those sins you mentioned begin on a personal level- not that any one of us commits every one of those particular sins, but there is truth in the snowball effect and each individual's personal sin put together makes for one heck of a snowball!
    Your post certainly puts things into proper perspective-thanks!

  3. That's a frightening thought, Victor. Jesus looking away would be hell itself. May we all learn to be faithful servants and respond to God's grace.

  4. Karin,
    Yes, and snowballs pick up speed as they descend unless a major force steps in to stop it. Kind of like Ahab in the first reading today - his sins piled up before the Lord. Ahab humbled himself, though and repented when he was told how terrible he had become. The Gospel reading reflects this call to holiness, too. The readings were all about sin, repentance, mercy, and perfection.

  5. I know Jesus would be so disappointed in us and in his church......I thank him every day that we have these days to turn things around, to change things as he would want us too.
    Why we don't use the influences of his sweet Mother Mary, Saint Joseph and all the angels and Saints I don't know.....what has to happen before we all wake up and do what God has asked of us........:-) Hugs

  6. I think He would say:

    "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do"

    Thank you for this solemn and profound post.

  7. I often feel these same feelings Mary, and I do mean often. For me the comment by OHFFLW is probably right on the mark.

    Keep praying, I think I heard Fr. John Corapi say that fear was useless, what we need is trust!

    Jesus I trust you!

    Thank you for this post.

  8. Judy and DG,
    Thank you both for your comments. What bothers me so much is this:
    What kind of legacy are we leaving for our children? They have to live here much longer than we do and they will have to repair or "live in" the mess we've made if we don't correct things.

  9. I think Jesus would take up the scourge and drive the money changers out of the temple. Creation belongs to God and we, through sin, have given it to Satan along with our souls. We can be thankful that God has opened some of us to the great affronts to His goodness and holiness, and that He has called some of us to suffer for the salvation of souls. I recently wrote in an article for Una Voce Arkansas Ozarks Regional Newsletter about Illegal Immigration and who benefits. My conclusion is that the sin is public and the remedy must be public also. Our bishops must call their entire dioceses to public prayer, prostrate themselves in public before the Blessed Sacrament in reparation for the sins of the world, call for fasting and penance, Eucharistic Adoration and public processions to acknowledge that Christ is King and any other public way of reparation. It is good that many of us are privately offering reparation, but we need the entire Church publicly on its knees pleading for mercy. I see bishops too much concerned about politics and not enough concerned about calling people to conversion of heart.