Jubilee Year of Mercy
Fr. Wade’s Blog, August 2016
“God’s Mercy and the End Times”
Hello friends, Fr. Wade Menezes here of the Fathers of Mercy with another “Mercy Moment” for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis.
I’d like to share with you a paragraph from the universal Catechism of the Catholic Church (#675) that at first glance, doesn’t seem to have much to do with the mercy of God – but in reality, it does. Here it is: “Before Christ’s Second Coming, the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers (cf., Luke 18:8; Matthew 24:12). The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth (cf., Luke 21:12; John 15:19-20) will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of His Messiah come in the flesh” (cf., 2 Thessalonians 2:4-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3; 2 John 7; 1 John 2:18, 22).
Friends, it’s a wonderful act of mercy on God’s part that He has revealed to us through Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium these truths regarding the End Times. By knowing these truths, every generation can read its own signs of the times to avoid religious deception and apostasy from the truth so as to work out one’s salvation with filial love of God and love of neighbor (Philippians 2:12).
Let’s not forget that Our Lord Himself said to St. Faustina, “…before I come as the Just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy” (Diary, 83). And He also told St. Faustina – very directly in fact: “You will prepare the world for My final coming” (Diary, 429).
And that’s another Mercy Moment. I’m Fr. Wade Menezes of the Fathers of Mercy. Be sure to visit and navigate through the Fathers of Mercy website at fathersofmercy.com and follow our Community on Facebook. God bless you.