First published April 24th, 2007. There are several items on my heart which the Lord has been speaking to me, and I realize that many of them are summarized in this previous writing. Society is reaching a boiling point, particularly with anti-Christian sentiment. For Christians, it means that we are entering the hour of glory, a moment of heroic witness to those who hate us by conquering them with love.
The following writing is a prologue to a very important subject I want to address shortly regarding the popular idea of a “black pope” (as in evil) assuming the papacy. But first…
Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you. (John 17:1)
I believe the Church is approaching the time when it will pass through the Garden of Gethsemane and enter fully into its passion. This, however, will not be the hour of her shame—rather, it will be the hour of her glory.
It was the Lord’s will that… we who have been redeemed by His precious blood should constantly be sanctified according to the pattern of His own passion. —St. Gaudentius of Brescia, Liturgy of the Hours, Vol II, P. 669