|St. Therese and the multiple murderer Henri Pranzini|
Mundabor wrote today about the pope's illness in a post titled Pope Francis: the Clock is Ticking Faster. As a seventy-something old lady, I relate to that metaphor since the pendulum on my own clock is moving faster these days.
How ill is the pope? How many more years (or days) does he have left on his timeline before he succumbs to the grim reaper and faces his Creator? What will he say about his service to Holy Mother Church?
I cringed recently when I read about the pope's high praise for Fr. James Martin, S.J. whose scandals cry out to heaven. Fr. Martin has over 300,000 followers on his Twitter account. How many is he dragging to the precipice with his enthusiastic advocacy for sins that cry to heaven for vengeance?
And what about the pope who advocates for him and his evil mission -- not to mention his own numerous scandals? Who will the pope spend eternity with -- Jesus Christ or Pachamama?
Jesus is always the forgiver with arms outstretched to receive His repentant children. But forgiveness offered must be received. We have the power, by our free will, to reject His forgiveness and wallow in the pigsty.
I left a comment on Mundabor's blog urging people to pray for the pope like St. Therese prayed for the murderer Pranzini. To kill the body is evil, but to kill souls.....?
St. Therese, please intercede for Pope Francis.
All you Jesuit martyrs who gave up life itself to advance the kingdom of God and save souls, please pray for the conversion of Pope Francis. Let us see a sign like Therese saw when the murderer reached out for the chaplain's cross and kissed it.
May we all be missionaries of charity for those in danger of not only physical death but eternal fire.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.