St. Paul gave this message to Timothy: "...you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth. Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion, Who was manifested in the flesh..." 1 Timothy 3:14-16
Beyond all the religious denominations, within a cultural phenomenon of revisionist history, there stands one Church whose lifetime spans from the calling of 12 men by our Lord to this very moment, and holds to His promise to conquer evil until the end of the world. Yet this 'One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic' Church is a humble pilgrim in that she owns up to her human frailty in sin, while, simultaneously, walking her pilgrim steps in 'fear and trembling' while carrying--in the Holy Spirit--the fullness of the Revealed Mysteries of the Truth of Jesus Christ in Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the teaching authority of the Apostles (otherwise known as the Magisterium). To be Catholic is to acknowledge that God has left us, in His dearly beloved Son, the fullness of Jesus in the Eucharist, the fullness of grace in seven Sacraments, and the fullness of responsibility in participation in the apostolate of Divine Mercy.
"I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart in the company and assembly of the just...Majesty and glory are his work, and his justice endures forever...He has given food to those who fear him; he will forever be mindful of his covenant. He has made known to his people the power of his works, giving them the inheritance of the nations." Psalm 111:1-6
The Catholic Mass, particularly on Sunday, is but one big thank offering (Eucharist) in the celebration of the perpetuation of the salvific sacrifice of Jesus Christ. But the Catholic Mass includes so much more. Yet, is it blasphemy to say that there can be more than Jesus' most Perfect Sacrifice? By saying 'more,' this is not meant as more than what Jesus did; it is, rather, more in that by His grace we realize His Truth more deeply. For 'majesty and glory are his work' and we are His work as beloved creatures, sons and daughters of the Father. And, as sons and daughters, we are 'given food,' in the Body and Blood of His Son, so that we may evangelize His great Mercy in the Holy Spirit and, as saints, manifest the 'power of his works' in building the Church as 'the inheritance of the nations.' No other church receives such grace...nor bears such responsibility.
Jesus said to the crowds:
“To what shall I compare the people of this generation?
What are they like?
They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another,
‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance.
We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.’" Luke 7:31-35
Sadly, within the Body of Christ, also known as the Catholic Church, there exist children of rebellion who sing songs against the gift of Life, against the gift (and Sacrament) of marriage, against the sacredness of God's design in human sexuality, and against Jesus' divine prerogative in giving the Apostles Church authority--particularly in the successor of St. Peter, the Pope. Singing seductive songs, cultivated in the half-truths and outright lies of the popular culture, these poorly misguided children of perdition mislead many an innocent, and naive, Catholic soul astray.
Yet Jesus continues, "But wisdom is vindicated by all her children.” Vindicated in the faith, and the Truth, of the obedient and persevering disciple of the Living, and unbroken, Tradition of the Catholic Church. The Tradition where the 'living God' presides in His Real Presence, and the Holy Spirit guides His Apostles and saints Home to the Father.