Friday, June 11, 2010

God Forbid

Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and I am sure you know that.

Living near the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of the Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Heart is such a blessing.

While on my way home after getting my papers from PUP, I saw beautiful decorations at the chapel. Mama and I saw seminarians in white at the chapel yesterday. The devotion to the Sacred Heart , which is very popular in our country, is indeed a very beautiful devotion. It reminds us that Jesus has a heart. Jesus is loving. He is merciful, He is gentle.

I remember my teacher in highschool Geometry. She taught her students a prayer to the Sacred Heart. I also remember a tradition in our elementary school. We stop the discussions, examinations, etc, to pray the Three O'Clock prayer (somehow I can see a connection between the Divine Mercy and Sacred Heart of Jesus) . These were not in Catholic schools, but the people are very faithful Catholics.

As I was remembering those prayerful moments with my classmates, a nightmare crept into my mind: what if someone ordered that practicing our Faith publicly be stopped? Maybe that someone thought it violates their right to practice no religion? What if that someone thought, "Atheism and agnosticism is very trendy. Let go with the flow!" and since they have the power to dictate, they'll put it in pre-school curriculum?

With their coloring books, kindergarten kids will also have to study why "there is no God." And to make it complete, universities will offer a degree in agnosticism and atheism.

Probably I'm just being too pessimistic. But the world is becoming more evil. I don't know. With the campaign to make the world a better place, they really aiming for it's destruction

Sid libera nos a malo. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Jairus, I have the same nightmore. History shows us religious toleration is not the normal state of the world. Religion, and particularly Christianity, is most often seen as the enemy of the powerful, something to the controlled and, if it cant be, suppressed. But our God gives us so many graces, we can live with this fear. Best Wishes to you and your family. St Michael, Archangel, defend us in battle.