N’ememme oche oche ST. PITA
IHE Izu abuo, achoputalam Onye-nwe-m ume ugboro ugboro ide ihe banyere ya achịcha, mmeghari ahụ maka ịdị n'otu Ndị Kraịst. N'otu oge, enwere m mmetụta na Mụọ ahụ kpaliri m ịlaghachi gụọ ya "Petals", ihe odide ntọala anọ ahụ nke ihe ọ bụla ọzọ dị ebe a si na ya pụta. Otu n'ime ha dị na ịdị n'otu: Ndị Katọlik, ndị Protestant na Agbamakwụkwọ Na-abịanụ.
Dịka m bidoro n’ekpere ụnyaahụ, okwu ole na ole bịakwutere m na, mgbe m kọsịrị ya na onye isi mmụọ m, achọrọ m isoro gị kerịta. Ugbu a, tupu m mee, ekwesịrị m ịgwa gị na echere m na ihe niile m na-achọ ide ga-enwe ọhụụ ọhụrụ mgbe ị na-ekiri vidiyo dị n'okpuru nke etinyere na Zenit News Agency 's website ụnyaahụ. Anaghị m ele vidio ahụ ruo mgbe mgbe Enwetara m okwu ndị a n'ekpere, yabụ iji kwuo nke kachasị, ifufe nke Mmụọ Nsọ atụfuola m kpamkpam (mgbe afọ asatọ nke ederede ndị a gasịrị, ọ dịghị mgbe m maara ya ahụ!)
Many of you are familiar with my writings here that deal with the Church Father’s theology of the coming “Day of the Lord”, Olu Faustina, na ubochi nke Onye-nwe-ayi; Dbọchị abụọ ọzọ; How the Era Was Lost; na Ezigbo Nna dị nsọ… Ọ na-abịa! a day whose threshold I believe we are beginning to cross. In prayer yesterday morning, I sensed the Lord say that we are entering a time now when He is turning the hearts of children toward their fathers—that Protestants will begin turning their hearts toward “the Church Fathers”, towards their apostolic roots. This, of course, is what the prophet Malachi wrote:
Now I am sending to you Elijah the prophet, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and terrible day; he will turn the heart of fathers to their sons, and the heart of sons to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with utter destruction. (Mal 3:23-24)
But you’ll note that fathers will na- turn their hearts toward their children, that is, the Church will reach out to her lost children and separated brethren.
Then I sensed the Lord go on to say,
From the East, will spread like a wave, My ecumenical movement of unity… I will open doors that no one will shut; I will bring about in the hearts of all those I’m calling a unified witness of love… under one shepherd, one people—the final witness before all the nations.
For those of you who are following my daily Mass reflections, yesterday’s meditation ends, “…oge nke akaebe kasịnụ nke Chọọchị dịkwasịrị anyị.” I don’t think I fully understood what those words meant myself until after yesterday’s morning prayer.
Consider the words of Jesus in the Gospel of John:
I pray not only for [the Apostles], but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, ka uwa we kwere na Gi onwe-gi ziterem. (John 17: 21)
Jesus’ prayer hinges the belief in His coming as Savior of the world upon Christian unity. St. Paul likewise expresses that the mysterious masterplan of God unfolding is to…
…equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ. (Eph 4:12-13)
From this divine plan flows the eschatology of the Church Fathers that includes the Passion of the Church, and the coming “Oge nke Udo” that leads to the full unity of the body of Christ. I wish to speak further of this in my next writings how these passages, the End Times, Mariology, the Charismatic Renewal, and ecumenism ties into this.
Today, more than ever, we need people who live holy lives, watchmen who proclaim to the world a new dawn of hope, brotherhood and peace. —JOHN PAUL II, -BLESSED JOHN PAUL II, Message to Guanelli Youth Movement, Vatican, April 20th, 2002
There is a wave coming, and the earthquake that set it loose was the prayer of Jesus that we may “all be one.” For He said, “Otu a ka mmadụ niile ga-eji mara na unu bụ ndị na-eso ụzọ m, ma ọ bụrụ na unu enwee ịhụnanya maka ibe unu.” cf. Jọn 13:35
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a àmà nye mba nile, mb thene ahu ka ọgwugwu ihe nile g comeru kwa. (Mat. 24:14)
Jesus told us: “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Mt 5: 9). In taking up this task [of ecumenism], also among ourselves, we fulfil the ancient prophecy: “They shall beat their swords into ploughshares” (Is 2:4). —POPE FRANCIS, Evangelii Gaudium, n. Ogbe 244
And let us pray to the Lord that He unites us all… And this is a miracle; the miracle of unity has begun. —POPE FRANCIS, in video to Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Feb. 21st, 2014; Zenit.org
The following video contains a personal message to Kenneth Copeland Ministries from Pope Francis through his longtime friend, Anglican Episcopal Bishop, Tony Palmer. It is the sound of God’s wave crashing upon the souls of His children… I encourage you to watch the whole video, which has been moving many people—both Catholics and Protestants—to tears.
The full 45 minute version can be seen Ebe a or in the video below. (Note: Keep in mind, the two opening speakers are evangelical/Protestant and share historical views of the Church that aren’t quite accurate, as one might expect. But that is not the point here… listen with your heart.)
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