Did you know…?!
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Did you know…? We’ve had a saying in our community, for many years now, about parents bringing their undisciplined babies to cry during Masses; we say, “Children, take charge of your parents”, because obviously, parents don’t listen any better than babies do. But in this parish, the cries of babies are so exaggeratedly boisterous, that even the choir can’t sing their songs due to the excess of crying and screaming from babies.
Did you know that Christ said, “Let the children come to me?” But when Christ said this, it wasn’t yet the sacrifice of his death; rather, Christ gave a blessing to the children, so as to rebuke the stubborn priests of his time, who didn’t trust in Him. The priests of his time were corrupt, and Christ condemned them all. So now, any Catholic will interpret this biblical verse however they see fit, but especially the priesthood. Lately, it has suited them to interpret Scripture as they see fit, deceiving the multitudes…as if I, Jesé Retoño, were not hearing the sermons and errors that our priests preach! This biblical verse isn’t talking about any of that; that is, there’s nothing about it being okay for children to scream and cry exaggeratedly-so during Mass, or even less so that parents are to give them chips and hamburgers. Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg, for they even bring entire sets of toys, airplanes, trains, etc., etc., not to mention other things.
It seems that Catholics love parties and don’t know the difference between a public library, a Mass, and a pagan party. In a library, there’s silence, and everyone is mindful; but in a Mass, thoughtlessness surfaces immediately: the music, cell phones, and cries of babies are at full strength, just like in a pagan party. Mind you, Mass is not a pagan party!
Thus, our priests are not fulfilling their priestly obligation before Christ. Instead of giving instructions to the multitudes, thereby honoring the sanctity of the holy sacrifice of the breaking of bread…to the contrary, they applaud their cries and chaos. I am generalizing here, since this is the reality.
Scripture teaches us that honor must be rendered to whomever deserves honor. Our society instructs us to laugh when we should laugh, sing when we should sing, cry if we have to cry, study if we have to study, keep quiet if we must keep quiet. At Mass, silence is a priority that is not honored. At Mass, prayer and worshiping God are essential; thus, there isn’t room for shouts and babysitting children during this sacred moment of our redemption. But nevertheless, God is always disobeyed. Yes, of course, the whole family must come to Mass, making sure, however, to always respect Christ and the praying community. If you cannot pray and you are going there to take care of babies, the most advisable thing would be to seek the services of a babysitter, so that you can focus on prayer and respect those who come to Mass to pray.
Did you know that Catholics, many times, love to attack our Protestant brothers, not noticing, however, the gigantic beam they have lodged in their own eye? Thus, says the Lord Jesus, “How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’ when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?” (Luke 6, 40-42). Ignorance of the Gospel and the pagan lifestyle of Catholics has led the whole Church to a complete and global dis-evangelization, but the priesthood doesn’t want to comprehend this situation. Catholic leaders prefer correcting others, while they themselves continue as usual, not making any changes.
To be continued…