Who could have imagined this would happen? Majority of our time we spend it housebound, on limited shopping, social distancing, can’t worship at Church, people losing jobs and businesses. We see control everywhere.
Despite the fact that many believe this will be over in a few months time and hopefully have our normal lives back, this is not the case, a pause perhaps. This is just the beginning of many woes to come before the Second Coming of Christ. Many verses in the Bible to support it, to name a few:
2 Timothy 3:1
“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.”
“But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.”
“You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?”
“But about the day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
“and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”
In that case, we should be very worried for our souls, because:
– there is very little or no time to prepare;
– very little or no time to perfect our faith;
– very little or no time to repent;
– very little or no time to receive the virtue of charity where we use our lives to help one another to enter the Kingdom of God.
And not having the time to do those things above, we cannot enter Heaven and would surely go to hell.
This Holy Week must be THE time to perfect our faith. If we have weak faith we can easily lose it. The people that greeted our Lord ‘Hosanna’ on Palm Sunday were the same people that shouted ‘crucify him’ on Good Friday. That’s how weak their faith were.
Pray, fast and do good works.
How would you know you have the faith? When you follow the Commandments of Christ and no longer commit mortal sin. To follow in the footsteps of Jesus is a life of repentance.
Yes, it is this time but we don’t exactly know when. Be sure your souls are alive and prepare to die properly.
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