When you've been a lapsed Catholic for years with one foot on a banana peel and the other in hell you become gracious for being given the grace to return.
You realize how close you come to losing the eternal life you were meant for.
It all seems fun on this side of the fence as if there were no consequences
Lo and behold i came back to the Church(thanks be to God and his angels and saints and the Blessed Mother) and it seems like everyone and his brother is after her for something
Today i see it's the Divine Mercy Devotion.Other days its SPPX,anti Catholics, people who don't think too highly of Vatican II, other lapsed Catholics waiting for Pope Francis to go apostate...on and on.
I will own up that after some of the Pope Francis interviews i was a little upset,but the air has been cleared since then. I've calmed down. We all went through shock after the death of Blessed John Paul II and the abdication of Pope Emeritus Benedict. That was definitely out of the realm of our experience and very sad to boot.
In the meantime i've gotten weary of it. The attacks, that is. The Divine Mercy Devotion is once again the mercy of Jesus thirsting for our love-similar to the Sacred Heart Devotion in many ways.
We're now going to attack such a gift?
Can all of us STOP for a moment and begin to appreciate the Catholic Church and all that it means?
My gosh,it seems like everyone has a beef on a daily basis.
Sometimes i'd just like to wake up to some gratitude and focus on all the good she is TRYING to do in our secular world. In some countries it's outright persecution where Catholics are being executed and imprisoned for their faith.
We're being hit from all sides and it's going to take all of us to do two things; the NEW (re evangelization basically)EVANGELIZATION and stand up for her.
I can't believe that the Divine Mercy Devotion is now being attacked in some corners.It was the last straw today.It's not difficult to take a few min each day and pray Jesus,I trust In You.Sometimes we need to do that.There is no battle between devotions either. One is not 'better' than the other. What matters is that we use them. We can all pray the rosary.St Padre Pio called it the weapon for our times. Definitely!