Random Thought 1: 

Random Thought 1:  One paragraph in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) has interested me greatly in the last few years . Paragraph 675 reads as follows: “Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth 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.”

Many Catholic theologians and journalists are saying that we are into the early stages of this tribulation today. People are writing books and articles regarding the end times. Referring to the book of Revelation and warnings from the Blessed Mother in her many, Church approved, manifestations around the globe. My friends, we are living in very serious times with crises in our Church and our nation. We should be aware of zeitgeist as it develops over the months ahead. 

Meanwhile, it is our duty to live as Jesus lived, pray to the Father and the Holy Spirit, while we receive the sacraments to gain the graces we may need to stay with his Church through the attacks that will come as they have over the centuries. —  God help us to follow the Truth.