Posted by: frroberts | January 11, 2016

The Church’s Greatest Enemies are Within

“…I saw the Lord Jesus tied to a pillar, stripped of His clothes, and the scourging began immediately.  I saw four men who took turns at striking the Lord with scourges.  My heart almost stopped at the sight of these tortures.  The Lord said to me, ‘ I suffer even greater pain than that which you see.’ And Jesus gave me to know for what sins He subjected himself to the scourging: these are sins of impurity.  Oh, how dreadful was Jesus’ moral suffering during the scourging!

Then Jesus said to me, ‘ Look and see the human race in its present condition.’  In an instant, I saw horrible things: the executioners left Jesus, and other people started scourging Him; they seized the scourges and struck the Lord mercilessly.  These were priests, religious men and women, and high dignitaries of the Church, which surprised me greatly.  There were lay people of all ages and walks of life. All vented their malice on the innocent Jesus.   Seeing this, my heart fell as if into a mortal agony.

Marcial Maciel


And while the executioners had been scourging Him, Jesus had been silent and looking into the distance; but when those other souls I mentioned scourged Him, Jesus closed His eyes, and a soft but most painful moan escaped from His Heart.  And Jesus gave me to know in detail the gravity of the malice of these ungrateful souls, ‘You see this is a torture greater than my death.’ ”

From St. Faustina’s Diary

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