Loving God First

“Jesus said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.  And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” [Matthew 22: 37 – 39]

When I was a child, I loved my mother deeply; she was everything to me in my little world. I asked her one day how I could love God more than I loved her? Her answer was profound and I reflect on it often as an adult. She said, “you must love God first.” We see that in the scripture passage above that the first commandment is to love God with our whole heart, soul and mind. Closely following is the second commandment to love others as we love ourselves and dare I say through grace and conversion to love others as God loves them and us.

From a birds eye view, loving God first may not seem complicated, but as our faith grows and God’s love grows in us, the idea of taking up our cross daily and loving Him first can become a painstaking reality. Loving God above all things in 2021 has with it many thorns and weight of the wood. Our world is rejecting God more and more as it clothes itself unknowingly in socialism – it’s goal to annihilate faith in our God and substitute it for total dependence on the state; a striking parallel to communism. To uphold the cross calls us to be far more than courageous; it calls us to give up our will, our very lives and die to this life – die to the lies that are being crammed down our throats; die to lapping up lies like stray dogs fighting over last nights spoils, “And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; for he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall save it.” [Luke 9:23-24] Let’s examine a few of those lies currently being forced upon us.

Women’s Health: I’m all for women’s health and I consider myself to be pro-God, pro-woman, pro-liberty, pro-freedom and pro-life. Modernism and it’s perspective on women’s health is a out and out lie. Planned Parenthood is an oxymoron. It’s not about planning and it’s most certainly not about parenthood. The abortion industry feeds upon the desperate and the poor and seeks to poison the rest with it’s lies while handing out contraception to pre-teens and claiming to offer women a choice. The abortion industry offers only death, but not just of an innocent child to all parties involved. It is a billion dollar industry thriving on infanticide. It’s polished representatives blinded by wealth, murder without conscience, blinded and numbed into stone dead indifference. Margaret Sanger, the founder of the now Planned Parenthood had one goal in mind – eradicate the black population stating, “the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extinction, of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.” Sanger believing in eugenics was a racist, bigot who is now celebrated – the very idea sickens me. Out of the root of evil springs forth a thorny bush that cannot bear life giving fruit, “Therefore every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be cut down, and cast into the fire, because he who here neglects to bring forth the fruit of good works finds a fire in hell prepared for him.” [St. Pope Gregory the Great] Even to the highest level of what once once a free America, the so called Catholic Joe Biden pen strokes an executive order funding abortion with tax payer dollars. Biden is no more Catholic than Adolph Hitler.

Indoctrination: It’s happening all around us, you just have to look beyond the teleprompters. The news media nested in the back pockets of liberalism is not on the side of the faithful. Free yourself from it; it’s only tainting your understanding of reality. Our public schools are nothing more than government training centers for indoctrination. Our children are being taught that gay, lesbian and transgender thinking is the norm; that gender is a choice, not a act of birth. Our children are being poisoned from the outside in and shame on you, should you stand out against it, for you shall be labeled for the bigot you are and find yourself targeted.

Our Shepherds: Even in our churches, this filth manifests itself by a hierarchy no longer willing to stand for the truth and uphold it, but rather swallowing like pigs in the status quo. Our Lady of Akita (1973), like our Lady of Good Success spoke of the things of this age prophesying to Sr. Agnes Sasagowa, “The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres, churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the devil will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.” I have witnessed this in my own diocese where our archbishop threw one of his priests under the bus for speaking out against radical Islam rather than support him. It appears that many of our church hierarchy are more interested in saving face than defending the faith. As our Lady of Akita said, “in this supreme moment of need for the church, the one who should speak will fall silent” – sound familiar? It does to me.

Vaccine: The COVID-19 has been made unethically using aborted fetus cell lines in it’s creation. Our bishops and pope say taking the vaccine is morally and ethically acceptable. No more than watching Mass on television and receiving Jesus “spiritually” do I conform to this distorted notion of truth. Our church hierarchy has failed and continues to fail us. Our true priests in the trenches need prayer more than ever. The are tremendously good priests in the world fighting against the evil of our times. We need to defend them in prayerful support. Pick up your Rosary, join the Blue Army of Our Lady and defend the true faith of Jesus. Accept no substitutes or watered down versions of the real truth of the Holy Trinity. If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; for he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall save it.” Are you willing to lose your life for the sake of Jesus? Are you willing to drink from the cup that He drank? I am. How about you?

God Love You,

Greg

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