Wednesday, September 06, 2006


By another Catholic blogger, Mark Mallett. Thank you for your "sobering" post. May we be graced with repentant hearts and obedient to our Lord as was Our Lady. JM pray for us! ~ susie

Where would your soul go for all of eternity if today was the day you died? St. Thomas Aquinas kept a skull on his desk to remind him of his own mortality, to keep the real goal before him. That is the purpose behind these "trumpets of warning", to prepare us to meet God, whenever that may be. God is marking souls: those who believe in Jesus, and live according to His commandments which He promised would bring "abundant life". It is not a threat, but an invitation… while there is still time.

I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of [sinners]…. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy… He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice.Diary of St Faustina, 1160, 848, 1146

Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God.For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, andrelenting in punishment. Perhaps he will again relent and leave behind him a blessing… (Joel 2:12-14)


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