In 5 Days
are perhaps asking yourself many questions! A good
friend of yours just got killed on his motorcycle -- he
was only 20 years old. A mother of 4 died of cancer
at the age of 40. Another friend has recently been
divorced: a shattered dream. So many tears!
And you say: "Truly, there is so much misfortune in
the world, I canít believe in God." ...
you are asking questions, is a good thing. But not
to seek the correct answer is not so good. Put your
discouragement aside for awhile and let us reason together.
Let us start with facts. Your body with all its organs,
each one like a factory i.e. of an extraordinary complexity
(ask any doctor), this wonderful "machine" was passed on
to you by your parents, they didnít create it.
may have been told that evolution tries to explain that
your great grandfather was a monkey... Now, almost
every year, new theories on fossils contradict each other
on their age and their "evolution". Botany tells us
that "like begets like". Spontaneous generation has
long been discarded. It has been proven scientifically
that life can come only from life.
this leaves us quite sceptical of what some teachers and
the media -- especially T.V. -- tell us!
world does not find its explanation without an almighty
Creating God, wise to the highest degree. You have
the excellent witness of Prophet David in Psalm XIII:
"The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God.
They are corrupt and have become abominable in their ways."
is the answer to one of your questions.
Moreover, you are not a mere animal. You have a soul.
It is easy to prove the existence of that soul. In
a carpentry shop where wooden tables and chairs are made,
they do not make use of iron mineral. Inversely, in
a car assembling plant, they make use of metal not of wooden
beams. What comes and leaves the factory is of the
continuously you think, you compare, analyse, judge: this
is right, that is wrong, this is beautiful. These
thoughts have neither weight nor dimensions, nor colour.
They absolutely cannot be produced by matter. They
transcend matter. Then, make the step with the great
pagan philosophers who lived before Christ: Socrates, Plato,
Aristotle, etc... And like them recognise that you
have a soul. By this same soul, God gave you freedom
and leaves you the faculty to use or abuse it. But
if you abuse it, it will turn against you. This explains
all the depressions, suicides of so many -- because outside
God, everything crumbles... And hell has not even
yet been mentioned where you can go if you die in the state
of mortal sin. There are 14 specific mentions of hell
in the Gospels. Now, this is the Word of God!
is at stake is too serious to be ignored.
We are all affected by it -- you too.
Nothing is lost, however, as long as you live. You
can pull yourself together whatever your past may be.
Put the counter back to zero.
and follow the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
In 5 days you will resurface. Promise.
the Society of St Pius X to find out where and when will
be the next retreats.
Donít wait. Life is short. You donít live twice.