Many, even in the Church itself, have forgotten these or they will say that God no longer punishes in such a manner. But if you know Scripture, you will find that God the Father has always punished lust and sins of the flesh with plagues when people remain unrepentant; He punishes gluttony and sins of greed with famine, and He punishes sins of pride with war and bloodshed. Man may change, but the Father never changes because He Is Who He Is.
We have become a people unwilling to listen; unwilling to learn and grow, in every dimension of our humanity, for pride came to occupy first place in our hearts. We gave it pride of place, so to speak. We think of ourselves as knowing it all, so we view ourselves as being all there is to be – the alpha and omega of our lives. But what have we gained in so doing? Have we become Continue reading “A people unwilling to listen”