April 2, 2017
St. Francis de Sales says: "Praise be to Jesus."
"You will not have true and lasting peace in the world until people recognize that the enemy of all peace is the evil that hides in hearts. This is the evil which opposes Holy Love. It is the evil which finds fault with good and accommodates sin to appease people. This same evil stills the voice of righteousness from the pulpit and amongst religious leaders. What good do you accomplish by not offending people but offending God?"
"There are nefarious collusions in the world today - groups of people and nations which are united outside of God's Laws and focused on power which opposes democracy. These are the ones uninterested in the difference between good and evil or the Truth. By your efforts of prayers and sacrifice you can assist in undoing these tangles of knots. No prayers or sacrifice is unworthy or too small."
Read Romans 10:1-4+
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened. For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has faith may be justified.
Synopsis: The righteousness of man comes about by zeal and love for God, not by ignorance of God's righteousness.
+-Scripture verses asked to be read by St. Francis de Sales.
-Scripture taken from the Ignatius Bible.
-Synopsis of Scripture provided by spiritual advisor.