Scripture You Might Never Have Read

Yesterday I made reference to criticisms commonly tossed at my Catholic beliefs by a few anti-Catholic Christians, back in the 70’s.

Thankfully, the attitude of superiority has waned…on both sides of the Catholic/Protestant debate.

In fact, I received a beautiful text message from a Bible Christian friend, congratulating me and my Church on the election of the new Pope the day Francis I was introduced to the world.

It brought tears to my eyes and helped me believe that our One True Church is coming back together faster than ever.

I’d like to share with my Christian friends, who don’t follow a liturgical calendar, a Catholic Old Testament reading that’s part of today’s liturgy.

Since it’s from the Deuterocanonical portion of Scripture, you may be reading this for the first time.

Now, before you think I’m asking you to read a voodoo Bible, comparable to the Gospel of Thomas, ask the Holy Spirit to tell you clearly if what you’re about to read is from the Devil.

He’s that capable and so are you.

This is from the Wisdom of Solomon 2:

The wicked said among themselves,
thinking not aright:
“Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
Reproaches us for transgressions of the law
and charges us with violations of our training.
He professes to have knowledge of God
and styles himself a child of the LORD.
To us he is the censure of our thoughts;
merely to see him is a hardship for us,
Because his life is not like that of others,
and different are his ways.
He judges us debased;
he holds aloof from our paths as from things impure.
He calls blest the destiny of the just
and boasts that God is his Father.
Let us see whether his words be true;
let us find out what will happen to him.
For if the just one be the son of God, he will defend him
and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
With revilement and torture let us put him to the test
that we may have proof of his gentleness
and try his patience.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death;
for according to his own words, God will take care of him.”
These were their thoughts, but they erred;
for their wickedness blinded them,
and they knew not the hidden counsels of God;
neither did they count on a recompense of holiness
nor discern the innocent souls’ reward.

Tough to argue against this, isn’t it?

Next subject:

Politics.

Tell me if this passage doesn’t make you think about the liberal’s attitude toward honest politicians like Paul Ryan, warning America that we’re destined for failure if we don’t balance our budget?

All they can do is attack the messenger.

Pray for Paul, and pray for Truth, to overcome the lies of those who deny It.

Our Freedom and our future is at stake.

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