Sunday, November 15, 2015

No-one knows the hour or the day---go to Confession

Many of the people killed in the recent Paris terrorist attacks were attendees of the performance of an American based band called Eagles of Death Metal. Although the death metal genre glorifies rape, necrophilia, suicide, murder and the Devil the band has long maintained that the name is just a joke. Is that true? Who knows but they were allegedly singing a song about the devil when real death showed up.

None of us knows the hour or the day when it is time to die but it will come, whether you are in a nursing home, an emergency room, a battlefield, eating in a restaurant or in the full flower of your youth and minding your own business while you and your buddies attend a concert. Go to Confession, now, while you have the time.

Eternal rest grant unto them Oh Lord, let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.



newguy40 said...

Yep. Could not agree more with you.

So much so I'll share a Fr Z quote which I put in my quote "journal".

“Life is not CGI, friends. Bad things happen to nice people who are going about life just like you.” --- Fr Z.

Roseanna Hatke said...

Why can't we just say it? It's Islam. Has been since Sarah threw Hagar and Ishmael out of the tent. Sadly, it is now, once again, either they get us or we get them. Islam has drawn a line in the sand ( pun intended) and now we have to decide if we will stand up to the bully once and for all.....or run. We can run....but we can't hide forever.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for all of us .....on both sides.

Lola said...

One of the best scenes ever in a movie is when a wife tells her philandering husband to go to confession. Moonstruck. THAT scene brings tears to my eyes. Dymphna, you have pointed out the one thing so many of our christian brothers and sisters obsessed with "The End Times" forget. We all have our own 'End Time'. I need to remember that and frequent confession more. Thank you and God Bless you and hope your Advent is beautiful!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

They were not just allegedly but actually singing a kind of hymn to the Devil.

And people killed were, some at least, "digging" that stuff just when dying.

I have more hope for the souls and sympathy for the deaths when it comes to the ones killed same evening in Le Carillon. It's a bar and drinking is per se no mortal sin, even if Mussies think so.

But when someone wrote a piece on the right of the young to amuse themselves, he somehow called the young "génération Bataclan" (where Eagles of Death Metal had played) rather than "génération Le Carillon" (where at worst some had been somewhat drunk).

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

“Life is not CGI, friends. Bad things happen to nice people who are going about life just like you.” --- Fr Z.

Hmmmm, sounds like a quote from Puddleglum.