Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What the problem is?

I started this blog from a deep desire and purpose. The message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of hope. The world that I knew when I was a young man and all it's landscape has been transformed. It has become devoid of civility, outrageously selfish and materialistic, ignorant and anti-intellectual, weak, seeking answers in all the wrong places, anti-life, anti-children, headed on the path that the Evil One has paved. It has mistakenly removed God from all enterprises, knows not the past, in fact is either misinformed or just doesn't care. I am a unworthy servant, a sinner, not too articulate, too old and too tired to fight but God has whispered to me and whether I like it or not I am compelled to speak out. Both G.K. Chesterton and Bishp Fulton J. Sheen were prophets in their own times. They recognized the evils that were on the horizon. I am here to say that the evils of our modern world are a harbinger of even greater evils; when churches will be outlawed, one will be punished or executed for speaking out against immorality, voices of the Truth will be hunted down. You may say I'm crazy, foolish, an idiot. Those are the things that were said throughout time to those who shined the light on the wrongdoings in each period. In the Gospel of John NIV 1:10-12 John writes " He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not recieve him." Many don't recognize him today. However I said that the Gospel was a gospel of hope for John continues in verse 12-13 " yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God - children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God." So just what exactly is the problem? It is complex and requires much work to discern the right path. It can't be corrected merely through dialogue. It will require a transformation of heart and must begin with our own. Please heed the call and contribute here and don't despair for "with God all things are possible"


Anonymous said...

Good comments, Paul. It is not a popular thing to speak out about what is wrong with our present day attitude of entitlement. Just as with prejudice, I am deeply dismayed whenever I catch myself exhibiting characteristics of either - as you said, we are all sinners - hoping to minister to other sinners. God Bless you in your quest to spread the knowledge and love of Jesus. Peg

Paul Bernacchio said...

Thank you and God Bless you. Transformation begins with contemplating. When we recognize that we are not being Christ-like in our own actions and in our thoughts that awareness is the building block to transformation.
As for the popularity of what I am saying I'll refer to Ignatian Spirituality. Those who are caught in a world of sinfulness will feel the Spirit as "stinging and biting their consciences" It is good when any message coming from you or myself that pertains to the Truth bothers someone. It should.
Would you please pass this link http://www.aseedinbriar.blogspot.com
to as many people as possible and check it daily. Also check out the excellent links. Valuable information in building God's kingdom. Paul