The threat of judgment also concerns us, the Church in Europe, Europe and the West in general… the Lord is also crying out to our ears… “If you do not repent I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.” Light can also be taken away from us and we do well to let this warning ring out with its full seriousness in our hearts, while crying to the Lord: “Help us to repent!” —Pope Benedict XVI, Opening Homily, Synod of Bishops, October 2nd, 2005, Rome.
It doesn’t fit the CanChurch Gospel, but it’s the truth. People are so blinded in their sin, they are tripping over themselves in stupidity.
The time of Mercy will soon end, after which there’s no more mercy. God’s no fool. People had better not play him for one. We all know how that is going to end up.
But, you know, in our age, we just gotta say something that will ring with “the people”: IT’S YOUR CHOICE.