Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I was recently reviewing a discussion on Facebook about Fr. Marciel and what people thought about him. Here is what I have to say on this matter:
I wouldn't go near judging any priest or any person for that matter. I do not know all the facts and I do not believe you do either. I wouldn't tread in these waters.
God is very harsh on those who judge His priest's wrongly. If you were personally abused or know for sure of someone who was, that is a different matter. Seems to me there is more need for serious prayers here than condemnation or accusations anyway. There is one who is the Accuser and it is not Our Lord. Be very careful of which side of the fence you are standing.
"36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven. 38 Give, and it shall be given to you: good measure and pressed down and shaken together and running over shall they give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you shall mete withal, it shall be measured to you again." (Holy Gospel according to St. Luke ch.6)