the cost of disunity
“They were likewise to have authority to expel demons.” —Mark 3:15
Jesus created His Church and gave it the power to expel demons (Mk 3:15). We are authorized to be the Church Militant and drive out the demons of abortion. A battle rages fiercely in the USA over the future of legalized abortion in the various states, dividing the nation sharply.
This coming week will feature a time of prayer for Christian unity. The teaching of the Catholic Church on abortion is united in truth; however, the Church’s members are not united, much less all the members of Christian denominations. We have a civil war going on in our hearts (Jas 4:1; Jer 17:9). If the New Covenant were truly written on our hearts (Heb 8:10), we wouldn’t be so splintered and divided. If we followed God’s New Covenant and lived as His royal and united people (Heb 8:10; cf Jer 31:33), we wouldn’t so readily allow millions of babies in the womb to be murdered.
“Today, if you should hear His voice, harden not your hearts” (Heb 3:7-8; Ps 95:7-8). Repent! “Open wide your hearts” (2 Cor 6:13). Let the Holy Spirit work on your heart as He wishes (see Rm 5:5).
Prayer: “My heart is ready, God, my heart is ready” (Ps 57:7, JB).
Promise: “I will forgive their evildoing, and their sins I will remember no more.” —Heb 8:12
Praise: Pope St. Fabian promoted missionary work and condemned heresy, even to the point of giving his life.
Reference: (This teaching was submitted by a member of our editorial team.)
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