Was Jesus Controversial?
Some want to 'smooth' the path for the Church's approval of Medjugorje. A Friend of Medjugorje tells whether this is in the spirit of Our Lady.
by A Friend of Medjugorje
Following is Our Lady’s message of January 2, 2015, given on the day of prayer for non-believers:
Ask yourself why Our Lady comes and tells us, “I desire to help you come to know the truth,” when we've grown up with Her?
Because there is little truth in the culture today. This is not said in exaggeration. There is very little truth in today's man and therefore, in society. Our world is falling apart because man cannot make life decisions, longterm decisions, without truth, without God, our being with God as He truly is rather than how we think He is. Possessing God to our way of thinking, our deformed view of truth, results in our world being built on the foundation of false truth, making partial or completely wrong decisions. This is a result of many hearts who are not of pure heart. That is addressed to us today. We have not walked in the fullness of truth. Love of others is the beginning to come to know the truth.
A very important point Our Lady makes today states “you will overcome them (false truths) with a heart cleansed by fasting, prayer, penance and the Gospel. ”
What is the Gospel?
What is the Word?
Who is God's Word?
The Book of John says the Word was made Flesh.
What was that Flesh?
It was the Christ.
What is the Christ?
He is peace.
So the Gospel is truth that delivers us peace, brought about by fasting, prayer, penance and peace (Gospel).
These four points are the foundation, the basis for which all other of Our Lady's messages come from. They are :
Several want to ‘grease the path’' of Medjugorje's approval by the Church, making it smoother and easier to slip it into acceptance. For instance, they have promoted that the Eucharist should be among these four basic messages, making them the five messages. Our Lady unequivocally did not say this. And because it was not included in an original message, it was a concern for those who were for Medjugorje's approval. It is a corrosive mentality that causes one to ignore Our Lady's own words, and therefore, not undersand in truth what Our Lady is geniusly doing. Our Lady said:
June 6, 1988
Why did Our Lady not add the Eucharist as part of the foundation of the four basic messages? For the same reason Christ performed the very first Mass at the end of bringing the apostles to truth. The last thing He did with all twelve was done for the first time on Holy Thursday before 'Crucifixion Friday.' Christ performed the Mass only one time with the apostles!! The first time and last time in His humanity, on Holy Thursday. He had to purify them for three years to bring them to truth through prayer, peace, fasting, and penance to understand the truth, of the Mass, of the Eucharist. Look how few have the truth of the Eucharist today. Count us in that number. It takes prayer, peace, fasting and penance to come to the truth of the Eucharist means. But don't make a false truth in order to make a good clean theological statement, adding the Eucharist by feathering it into the four basic messages by making it one of five basic messages. Our Lady did not say it. It was not said. Again, to repeat, Our Lady said, for you who are scandalized by this truth:
June 6, 1988
We cannot add to the messages to remove obstacles that may cause the Church to balk in order to gain a smoother transition for Church approval. Our Lady did not include the Eucharist or Mass in the four basic messages from which all others come in 1988. Yet, amazingly, the fruit of Medjugorje is that followers of Our Lady have bloomed, through coming to know truth through prayer, peace, fasting and penance, as the strongest Eucharistic people in the worldwide Church today. Put that fact in your column of truth. Also, add to your fact list Our Lady’s messages from Medjugorje renewed Adoration worldwide. There has prevailed in the messages of Our Lady a worldly desire to make the messages fit a certain mentality in the Church today by weighing out the consequences that Our Lady’s words could cause adverse consequences, causing controversy and risking Medjugorje approval, even it being condemned. We never weigh out consequences of Our Lady’s words. If Our Lady says them, we here at Caritas, spread them, even if it is to our own detriment. There have been moves through the years to ‘grease’ a path for the apparitions so there will be no ‘obstacles’ for Church approval, or to cover up those things that the theologically intellectual minded, who are for Medjugorje, think would cause Medjugorje’s condemnation. Small, small mentalities who believe Medjugorje approval rests in their orchestrating, controlling, regulating and domesticating the events of Medjugorje.
Pope Francis told the Curia, which is the administration offices which assists the Pope in governing the Catholic Church, very recently on December 22, 2014:
“The ailment of excessive planning and functionalism....the Church shows Herself to be faithful to the Holy Spirit to the extent that She does not seek to regulate or domesticate it. The spirit is freshness, imagination and innovation. ”
Our Lady’s apparitions are bringing freshness, imagination and innovation and are not to be controlled, regulated, or domesticated. Our Lady and Her apostles are to be free of these ‘trappings.’
Medjugorje is a truth, a bright sunshine, a light of peace and freshness surrounded, 360 degrees, by storms of controversies. A mindset through the years, right in Medjugorje itself is “lets tone down, lets quieten Medjugorje and not do or allow anything that causes controversy.” These souls believe more in themselves than in Medjugorje. They think on a human level that Church approval is up to them. This is not truth. Truth does not need defending. God is truth. God does not need puny man to defend Him or truth. Truth, however does need protection because many promote false truths. Therefore, real truth is always surrounded by the storms of controversy. Truth, however, is not controversial. It is those who object to, bend, and/or are blending truth with falsehood, creating false truth, who are causing the controversy. Jesus was truth. He was in peace, but a whirlwind surrounded Him. He was not the cause of it and He was not controversial. Even many Christians accept when the world states Jesus caused controversy. How could that be when He is truth? Those around Him created the controversy. Medjugorje is true. It is not controversial. It is those who say it is controversial or who create controversy who origined controversy; a purposed intent to put a negative against who or what they say is controversial. Yes, some people and sources can be controversial, but Christ was not. The saints, who which had controversy around them, were not controversial. Our Lady's apparitions in Medjugorje are not controversial. At the origin of Medjugorje, the Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace, came to deliver a divine plan, a direct intervention into man’s history of Biblical proportions, a moment in time in our present history to introduce a “great plan for the salvation of mankind” to save the world. And worth repeating, this plan has four basic messages from which all others come from:
Prayer. Peace. Fasting. Penance.
We are not to add a fifth to make things look good for Medjugorje for the Church. Jesus did not do things or avoided situations to minimize the risk of those who would distort and cause hellish commotion, fueled by the devil to make Him (Jesus) look controversial. Our Lady wants us to arrive at truth through the four basic messages She mentioned in 1988, and that which She mentioned today, January 2, 2015 – fasting, prayer, penance and the Gospel (peace) – to bring and help the people, She is among, know the truth. If everyone recognized the truth of the Eucharist, 75% to 90% of the people would stay in the pews at Communion time and not dare receive, recognizing their lives are not in truth. And through this, we would be a stronger and holier Church with far less receiving because “the knowledge of the truth” of their lives prevent them from receiving “a piece of Heaven” that requires you to have a pure heart, a pure life, vacated of the “many false truths being offered to you” that have been adopted as part of a way of your daily life; a routine of normalcy of false truth in your life that has become truth to you. What does Our Lady mean by “many false truths”? Is it false or is it true Our Lady is saying you believe you have truth? You have adopted the truths of the world, but they are false. These false truths are presented as truth and even prevail in the Church. The exorcism that will cleanse the Church is prayer, fasting, penance, and the Gospel. It is Our Lady who says, “The Gospel is the only Truth and it is the truth which my Son left you,” a piece of Heaven that you can receive in the Eucharist, Christ Himself, truth Himself, only after being cleansed by the four basic messages. Many false truths are causing the faithful to be receiving without realizing they should not be receiving. We must do what Judas Maccabees of the Bible did, who first brought about a cleansing of God’s people, the Jews, before he could deal with the pagans. We cannot impact the pagan world as it is now, without our own beliefs being in truth, not a truth related to what one once believed, but based on the Gospel, the Word made Flesh, the piece of Heaven which requires prayer, fasting, penance, and peace to have it enter your hearts.
Our Lady said today, “You do not need to examine it much.” The Church has a problem with theologians examining the Gospel too much. Just believe what you read. Put it into practice. Make Our Lady’s messages your life and you will make the Bible your life. You do not have to take a theology course which often indoctrinates, giving fixed ideas and complicated thinking instead of the simplicity of being little children who understand the Gospel far greater than the theologians. It is difficult for Our Lady to instill Her messages into those who are indoctrinated by universities and intellectualism; a disease the Church suffers from today. Jesus said of children, they are the “Kingdom of Heaven.” They can understand the Gospel clearer than those indoctrinated by degrees and honors of the world. What else needs to be understood to see and have knowledge of the truth?
It is that simple. We do not need great examination to understand how simple all this is. But do not expect anything happening without love. Love, Our Lady said, will achieve everything, but without love, you will achieve nothing.