WHEN PREDICTIONS SEE MASSIVE DESTRUCTION, WHAT SHOULD WE DARE TO CONSIDER?
Dare we? How far can one go with it? How much is too much?
We speak here of prophecy:
Frequently, there's a thin line between a discerning, open evaluation of the supernatural and over-credulity, which can allow in artifacts (and even deception from the enemy, or simple over-imagining).
It comes down to a matter of intuition. And equilibrium (which only comes through prayer).
At a major alleged apparition, the Blessed Mother once said focusing too much on chastisements can bring them. Moreover, prophecy is often titillating (tickling the ears, 2 Timothy 4:3). It's exciting to contemplate but one must always ask: do we really want to see destruction come, do we really want an economic meltdown or massive war or famine or plague or breakdown in infrastructure -- or should we be praying for a miraculous return to God's Plan, from which we have strayed, to prevent calamities?
Since the 1960s, it has been a slippery downward slope and seems to get slicker every year. And believing Christians could not want the situation in the world -- the evil -- to continue. There is pillaging of God's Creation. There is abortion. There is widespread immorality (flagrant, and like Sodom, "in your face"). But do we want to see our society dismantled? Do we want to witness a war, or unprecedented natural event? Is it not precarious to fixate on that?
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