Saturday, 15 June 2013



"They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up – Hosea 8:7

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. Proverbs 11:29

Because the advocates of the apparitions of MEDJUGORJE sow wind so too will they reap a whirlwind of spiritual unrest..indeed it is an upright and steadfast inclination to frequent the sacraments however approaching the sacraments is only a small portion of the execution of the sacrament…to live the sacraments through a life examined thoroughly is necessary so that the flow of grace is unencumbered…the sacraments tether a soul to what is sacred…the sacred works the sacred words the sacred traditions all must be obeyed if one’s aim is to love God with their every fibre of being….to choose one’s own opinion over the opinion of an established successor to an apostle is to break the obeyance of the sacred chain…here is where the tragedy of medjugorje occurs…a spiritual rift occurs where one becomes lost in their own impetuosity…emotion replaces the spirit.. so a soul is tangled in a skein of subjectivity and relativism….. the end justifies the means and justice and prudence become separated from constancy and reason…consequentialism opens the door to latitudinarianism and indifferentism…and so since justice implies mercy and the perpetual unchanging will of God we see that someone who is a slave to their own subjective opinion is divorced from the sacred and so breaks the chain of grace that one may expect from the sacraments..this places the church in jeopardy…and so a vigilante magisterium evolves around this rebellious will…we see that the teleological principle of the church is threatened by the encroachment of the self….the notion of right and wrong are objective and the notion of merit and guilt fall on the subjective component of ethics…if one is to be ethically just and responsible towards their neighbor then one must approach a decision as to the veracity of such apparitions which have a universal impact on the belief of millions by an objective can only get an objective ruling from the church itself…the church itself has stated through its bishops that there is nothing supernatural occurring at MEDJUGORJE outside the miracle of the Eucharist and the freeing of sin which is happening by way of the make a decision based on a subjective stance then one is placing the salvation of many in jeopardy since a wrong conclusion can impute the guilt of one wrong decision onto others who may be influenced through inordinate zeal and imprudence…indeed what we see in MEDJUGORJE is a case of the blind leading the blind…

…we see even among the wise biblical figures that God has exhorted us to keep watch and be wise…placing all our trust in the church and the pastors whom God has  hierarchically stationed to keep watch over and withhold the catena aurea of faith and tradition….as it says in the song of Solomon…

[1] I am the flower of the field, and the lily of the valleys. [2] As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. [3] As the apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow, whom I desired: and his fruit was sweet to my palate. [4] He brought me into the cellar of wine, he set in order charity in me. [5] Stay me up with flowers, compass me about with apples: because I languish with love.

[1] I am the flower of the field: Christ professes himself the flower of mankind, yea, the Lord of all creatures: and, ver. 2, declares the excellence of his spouse, the true church above all other societies, which are to be considered as thorns.

[6] His left hand is under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me. [7] I adjure you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and the harts of the, fields, that you stir not up, nor make the beloved to awake, till she please. [8] The voice of my beloved, behold he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping over the hills. [9] My beloved is like a roe, or a young hart. Behold he standeth behind our wall, looking through the windows, looking through the lattices. [10] Behold my beloved speaketh to me: Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come.

  [8] The voice of my beloved: that is, the preaching of the gospel surmounting difficulties figuratively here expressed by mountains and little hills.

[11] For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone. [12] The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is come: the voice of the turtle is heard in our land: [13] The fig tree hath put forth her green figs: the vines in flower yield their sweet smell. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come: [14] My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall, shew me thy face, let thy voice sound in my ears: for thy voice is sweet, and thy face comely. [15] Catch us the little foxes that destroy the vines: for our vineyard hath flourished.

[15] Catch us the little foxes: Christ commands his pastors to catch false teachers, by holding forth their fallacy and erroneous doctrine, which like foxes would bite and destroy the vines.

[16] My beloved to me, and I to him who feedeth among the lilies, [17] Till the day break, and the shadows retire. Return: be like, my beloved, to a roe, or to a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.-Canticle of canticles Chapter 2..Douay Rheims+Challoner notes …. see in this instance the little foxes are the ones who nip at the vines of the church by advocating disobedience to the pastors which is a condescension to the word of God found in the Song of Songs….indeed Christ stands behind the wall of the edifice and the tradition and teaching of the church…he peaks through the lattices…by way of the mysteries of the faith we can glimpse him…however if we place visionaries in the place of apostles we weaken the wall of tradition and tear down the edifices of our own house...we are left in the darkness of our desire to see with our worldy eyes what can only be seen with faith..and so this is how the devil sifts the faithful as by one he divides the flock to conquer through subjectivism....

The devil wishes to sift you as wheat….

And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:....Luke 22:31 ourselves and by following our own will we will be sifted by the snares of the devil..we are single husks with shells hardened by the spirit of the world and sin and through the fall we are more disposed to cling to concupiscence and feelings of the flesh and emotion rather than divine reason...however when we are joined to the body of Christ and base our decisions on trust in his church and his pastors we cannot be sifted so easily

....we will be strong as one..we will be leavened by the virtue of obedience...all the wheat will commune together..confected at the Eucharist and through obedience to all the church’s doctrines and the mysteries of the faith we will unite ..unless a grain dies to the self it cannot become food for bread one body...amen