Recently we have been having an infestation of mosquitos here in Phoenix. I guess with all the wonderful rain we have been blessed by God to receive, along comes mosquitos. Big ones, little ones, loud ones and silent ones. Everyone is scratching the welts left by these nasty creatures.
Even while I am praying or trying to write these blogs, they continue to feast on my blood. It bothers me a lot. And when I am trying to go to sleep, their buzzing drives me crazy. I get up and try to find them to kill them to no avail.
In spite of how much I hate mosquitos, I am thankful for their bites. It is precisely because I do not like the pain and itch of mosquito bites and the subsequent welts, that I am going to do everything I can to avoid being damned to the torture of hell for all eternity after my death. And for this same reason, I do not want you or anyone else to go to hell either.
In the marriage preparation classes, in the children’s catechism classes and in the parents catechism classes, everyone was swatting mosquitos. (The women and girls, with long modest dresses, were not having their legs bitten). In all of these classes I visited, I reminded them of the pain of mosquito bites, but even more so, the never ending pain of hell. I told them to remind me everyday and I will remind them because I love them and have true love and compassion for them.
The liberal progressives, who out of a false sense of compassion, tell people that their sin is not sin anymore. This false compassion allows Catholics, and others, to keep on sinning all the way to hell. Who, with the minutest amount of compassion, would want anyone to suffer in hell for all eternity?
Most Catholics, and other people, put off the idea of what will happen to them after death. First they do not even think about their eminent death. Then they deceive themselves into believing that what they will encounter after death is going to be what their imagination and fantasy have constructed.
“And a certain man said to him: Lord, are they few that are saved? But he said to them: Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able. But when the master of the house shall be gone in, and shall shut the door, you shall begin to stand without, and knock at the door, saying: Lord, open to us. And he answering, shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are.
Then you shall begin to say: We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. And he shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are: depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.” Luke 13: 23-28
“Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.” Matthew 7: 13-23.
This is why we are thankful to God for being traditional Catholics. We believe what Jesus says and what the Catholic Church has taught about hell for 2000 years. We will not let the devil deceive us into believing we can dream/create life after death. Do not be fooled. Wake up! Your eternal life depends on. Stop sinning. Believe and act on what is taught by Jesus in the Holy Bible. Believe what the Holy Church has taught for 2000 years.
St. John Vianney’s “Act Of Love”.
I love you, O my God
My only desire is to love you,
until the last breath of my life.
I love you, O infinitely loveable God,
and I prefer to die loving you,
rather than to live for an instant without you.
I love you, O my God,
and I desire only to go to heaven,
to have the happiness of loving you perfectly.
I love you, O my God,
and my only fear is to go to hell,
because one will never have the sweet solace,
of loving you there.
O my God,
if my tongue cannot say at all time that I love you,
at least I want my heart to repeat it to you
as many times as I breathe.
Oh! Do me the grace:
to suffer while loving you,
to love you while suffering,
and, that when I die:
I not only will love you
but experience it in my heart.
I beg you that
the closer I come to my final end,
you will increase and perfect my love for you.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.