“The just man lives by faith.” By faith he sees
That God does all for men’s eternal ease.
Many Catholics draw a comparison between the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, leading up to His crucifixion and death, and today’s pre-apocalyptic distress of His Mystical Body, the Church, leading towards the eventual Apocalypse and end of the world. Now certainly the proverb is true which says that “The wheels of God grind slowly, but they grind exceeding small,” meaning that God’s justice is slow (but most precise) in its application, so that the end of the world is not for tomorrow nor even the day after. The world still has several tens of years to run. Nevertheless, today’s threats, for instance, of world famine and world war, cast already an urgent light upon the Gospel narrative of the sufferings of Our Lord, which Passiontide must be the best time of year to consider. Here are quotes from St Mark, XIV, 26–38 –
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