One Minute Meditation

  It is impossible to think of the limit placed by God himself upon the various forms of evil without reference to the mystery of Redemption. Could the mystery of Redemption be the response to that his­torical evil which, in different forms, continually recurs in human affairs? Is it also the response to the evil of our own day? It can seem that the evil of con­centration camps, of gas chambers, of police cruelty, of total war, and of oppressive regimes – evil which, among other things, systematically contradicts the message of the cross – it can seem, I say, that such evil is more powerful than any good. Yet if we look more closely at the history of those peoples and nations who have endured the trial of totalitarian sys­tems and persecutions on account of faith, we dis­cover that this is precisely where the victorious presence of Christ’s cross is most clearly revealed. Against such a dramatic background, that presence may be even more striking. To those who are sub­jected to systematic evil, there remains only Christ and his cross as a source of spiritual self-defense, as a promise of victory.   

Venerable Pope John Paul II 

Author Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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  • Marie says:

    Without a doubt, Venerable Pope John Paul II is one of God’s greatest treasures to mankind!!!!
    May he intercede for all those who suffer in the world; especiallly the disabled and unloved int this world.

    Holy Father, pray for us! Miss you!

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