My question was not in any way an attempt to discredit the aid work, and phenomenal financial assistance the CC provides to alleviate global poverty.
But the question one must ask oneself is, why has all this aid and assistance over the past several decades still not removed the injustice of extremes of wealth and poverty to continue to afflict humanity?
IMO its because there are two powerful forces at work at all times, and in all places. Good and Evil; God and Satan. God has committed and promised that He wins in the End. But much harm can, will, has been done while one awaits the Return in Glory of God Almighty.
God wins in the end; but Satan seems to be winning now. We are to do everything God permits us to do and then LEAVE it up to Him
The CC teaches man to uphold a just and fair character, to show forth compassion, love and selflessness in all we do. But what is the purpose of being just in a social order that reflects only injustice? What is the point in being selfless, when the way society is ordered reflects only selfishness?
Souls are won or LOST; one at a time . God alone is in charge of the “results committee.”
We are called to know our Faith; live it publicly and share it whenever and however God permits us too. We are not to get discouraged; not lose OUR Faith; or Hope or Love. God will; because God must judge each of us on OUR personal life choices. First we must “save ourselves” then, and only then are “free” to work WITH God in saving others. One Soul at a time. Faith is God’s Gift to give or withhold.
Don’t expect results; but give a maximum effort. We can never have too much Faith; too much Hope or too much charity. But like the Apostles and Paul we are “spiritual farmers”; we plant the seeds; someone else waters and God ALONE makes it grow. If we understand our role like this; it is far easier to be smiling when we get up and when we retire for the day. Do what you can DO! That is Gods expectation and ought to be yours as well.
My question is not about individual financial donations, and not about individual spirituality and salvation. My question is in regard to the social order and collective spirituality that is a very obvious reality in the world today.
How is the CC addressing a change to this global disorder?
In this age of “mass-communication” and secularized; New Age religion and thoughts of Me; Me and MINE, one ought to take the view of One Soul and One day at a time; With, In and through God. The Catholic Church remains the ROCK-FAST bearer and owners of the single truths. The Spiritual Truths; and all Moral Truth; and frankly commonsense and logic on these matters as well. We alone have the keys to heaven; we alone are the RIGHT path to ones personal salvation. We alone are that One Lit candle in the dark and dank world in which we live. Which is why we are always and everywhere in devious ways; duplicitous acts, and concealed contempt; under attack. But Christ told us to expect exactly this.
What is the Catholic Church doing? Just what Christ Commanded us to do
Matthew Chapter Five: 1-20 “
Christ’s sermon upon the mount. The eight beatitudes.
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain, and when he was set down, his disciples came unto him. And opening his mouth, he taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. The poor in spirit: That is, the humble; and they whose spirit is not set upon riches. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you. You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men. You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.
So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled. He therefore that shall break one of these least commandments, and shall so teach men, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. But he that shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, that unless your justice abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Do this my friend and count on God to produce the results. That is His Job. Amen,
God Bless you,