Many evils in this world is caused by our silence.
Was there a time when you were with family, friends or co-workers when you knew you should have said something but you didn’t? Perhaps it was out of fear – fear of rejection, ridicule or hurting someone’s feelings.
There are times when we are called to use our judgement as to whether it is wise to speak or not. However, when it comes to evil we Christians must always be ready to speak up and out against it. This is difficult since we have been programmed by the media, political correctness in the workplace and to “be tolerant”.
St. Catherine of Siena said, “We’ve had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry with a hundred thousand tongues. I see that the world is rotten because of silence.” Too long have we been silent.
We Christians are not people of tolerance (to tolerate is allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of something that one does not necessarily like or agree with without interference) we are people of LOVE.
Since we are a people of love we must speak out against anything that goes against love. It is because of our silence that we have divorce, gay “marriage”, euthanasia, abortion, corruption, indifference to faith, churches closing, etc.
We cannot be silent anymore. We cannot be complacent with sin or be silent while we see our brothers and sisters lead a life down a path that leads to death and destruction. If we do, we too share in the participation of that/ those sins. To price is too high.
On April 29th we celebrate St. Catherine of Siena’s feast day. She is the Patron Saint (among many others) of people ridiculed for their piety. St. Catherine, pray for us! Let us be ridiculed for our love of Christ and love for our brothers and sisters. Intercede for us on our behalf that we may have the graces necessary to be silent no more in the face of evil.
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