"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Christian does not announce himself ...

Christ is the important one.

"A Christian does not announce himself; he proclaims another, prepares the way for another: the Lord. A Christian must know how to discern, must know how to discern the truth from what seems to be the truth but is not there - a man of discernment. And a Christian must be a man who knows how to lower himself that the Lord may grow, in the heart and soul of others." - Pope Francis on the Nativity of John the Baptist

It seems to me this is the purpose of 'messages from Heaven' as well - to prepare the way of the Lord.

Art: Illumination, Nativity of John the Baptist. 


  1. “It seems to me this is the purpose of 'messages from Heaven' as well - to prepare the way of the Lord.”

    Which could explain why the claimed apparition of Our Lady at Medjugorje first appeared on this day 33 years ago. :)

    Coincidently(?), the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” was premiered 12 days earlier (June 12, 1981)... Indiana Jones in search of the Ark of the Covenant! :)

    1. I did think of that as well - the date of the first apparition - not Raiders. ;)


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