April 12, 2012 A.D.
As culture grows, man does what he does in a natural way. He does not do it with great and lofty thought or showy spectacles, striving for effects. His work, his duty, his feast days are real. Feast days are real celebrations because it is time for celebration. His accomplishments aren’t celebrated, rather the result of his accomplishments are, and by all. When it is not centered on what man has done, it is then centered on what God has done for man. Today, parades, fall festivals, city festivals, etc. are devoid of life, carried out with pomp or motivated without sentiment as to its purpose – a performance where the heart is missing, as in an empty husk without corn, a hull without seed, a shell without a nut, to give the appearance of joyous celebration as a husk does to corn, a hull to seed, or a shell to a nut. These things are done and participated in without understanding why they are done, and they give appearance of growth of life, when in actuality something is gravely wrong and very sick. Mardi Gras in New Orleans and other places around the world, marking the beginning of Lent, is a prime example. Man celebrates something that is no longer of God, but now of man, and it has become obscene, nay, beyond obscene.
Taken from “As Go God’s People, So Goes the World”
By A Friend of Medjugorje
What follows is about life. When one lives their life for God, even in death, there is no empty shell, but fullness of life in the confidence of knowing that life is born anew in Heaven. The experience of the Caritas Community in letting go of Andrea is our way of life. It was moved by the Spirit, through Our Lady, as guided by A Friend of Medjugorje. We felt the fullness of God’s love in union with not only Our Lady, but with Andrea herself. We share this “behind-the-scenes” of our life in community because Our Lady said to our founder to be a witness:
October 6, 1986
“Pray and by your life witness…”
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