The apostolate set up process has been through the waves and the storms. I was thinking that the move towards the use of different platforms would help toward something more stable use and protecting the content from the secular world’s attacks on Christ’s teachings in the gospel, which is truly Love in the real sense of the word. The world seems battling against what objective truth like waves against the boat, the Ark which held the Truth in the Word given to the family of Noah, is facing the storms of living in the world with the same sense of confusion of seeking what would be true. It is like fitting a Camel through the hole of a needle, “ And again I say to you: It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.”[Matthew 19:24], when trying to find something consistent in the world’s teachings. The Lord knows that His words are truth, yet the people with pride that stood right in front of Him did not recognize Him” Pilate saith to him: What is truth? And when he said this, he went out again to the Jews, and saith to them: I find no cause in him.”[John 18:38], so how can the world now see the Truth, when they do not want to see it. I once would have thought the same if it was not for grace, only to realize that to Love someone is to see them as God sees them and how He made us “ But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.”[Mark 10:6]. The devil is out to destroy the image of God, so that to it’ll hurt the hearts of men by shame and guilt to accept His inheritance as a loving Father. He has made us to be in His image to honor and adore him by accept becoming His children in the act of humility, especially through baptism, which shows by the sign of the water of grace washing over us and uniting us to the death of Christ as obedient children to return to God in accepting Him as a Father in being clothe in His grace, by being clothe in Christ. The world stirs with many disillusions and false narratives, the Lord’s story of salvation remains the same today and always “ Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same for ever.”[Hebrews 13:8].
I had planned to move to Patreon in hopes that it would be a platform to use for alms and to share the updates on the growth of the apostolate work. I had message them now with concerns as they have turned more to the political issues in the midst of how they will be running their company policy. Sadly, this leaves me with the issue I had once left the platform of blogger because of news that they will crack down on the speech that shares the Gospel and label it as hate. This is concerning for it is a rising Anti Christ spirit, that favors those against the gospel, which is an interesting thing to discern in the signs of the times. We must see all events through the eyes of the Lord. This is the monastic way of always knowing God has things in His hands. They have begun to label things as anti-muslim or anti-lgbt, yet no mention of those persecution Christians or the history of events from a Christian perspective. This reminds me more of why the Lord sparks the love, of the Holy Trinity, for sending us the Holy Ghost to seek the truth and resting in Her mantle of Hope.” But when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me.”[John 15:26] .
The way the Blessed Virgin seems to an example to us that when it seems to be lost and the expectations we have not seen, we must have a Holy Hope: Confidence in God. He has sent the Spouse of the Virgin, the Holy Ghost, to give us the Spirit of Truth in our hearts, especially when we are confirmed in Christ by the Sacrament of Confirmation, we become witnesses: martyrs of Christ: witnesses of Truth.” In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue.”[Ecclesiasticus 24:25]
Her merits and her perseverance is what I look to imitate in this world that has seemed to have captured the Church just as it has captured Christ in the beginning of His Passion. That I can reflect that even in the midst of what looks like evil men taking hold of who would be my God and my Church, even though He is all powerful, He is showing me a way to the Truth and the Life to live: to be a witness. That even in the midst of suffering the joy the Virgin seemed to have knowing the redemption of Her people was at hand, even in the cost of her most precious Son, she sought what Christ wanted to give to her: children of the Living [Romans 9:26]. The new Eve, as they call Mary, was an example of complete obedience and a surrender of the will against curiosity, ambition, self love just as Her Son did in His whole life: sinless.
I write this now as I continue to discern the will of God in putting the art into play along different platforms with the other ideas with the catholic press and places to fellowship in Christ, but mostly I am seeking the will of God in this apostolate every moment. More of His inspirations come to mind, as I awake from a night of not much sleep in deciding what to do, but a constant reminder of the Cross and the surrender of my life, especially my past life, into His hands. I hope this reaches you all well in Christ and that His Holy name becomes our hope, that in it is meaning we can trust in a living God and loving Father when we say JESUS, God to the rescue. He will deliver us. This has caused me to be inspired to refer to the Psalm that cries out to his name in hope that He will not abandon us. That we may shout out to Him in our hearts that trust in His most Holy Name. This has caused me by the guidance of Holy Ghost in so many inspirations and reminders of this Psalm along my path that has caused me to simplify the center of the apostolate on His most Holy Name where we find shelter. May we in the midst of the waves call out to the Lord and seek His will, knowing He will not forsake us.
“ And let them trust in thee who know thy name: for thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee, O Lord.”