Homily If I were the devil - September 4, 2022

Luke 14:25-33                                               9-4-2022                                       (As built, Amite #509)

  1. If I were the devil…  
  2. If I were the devil and the prince of darkness… what kind of deception would I use to take over the entire world… if I were the prince of darkness… the devil… what society should I go after first… what tactics should I use… if I was the devil… if I was the prince of darkness… I would cover the world in darkness… I would take a third of the real estate… four fifths of the populations… but I would not be happy as the devil… until I got the ripest apple on the tree… the… and your family… how would I go about It if I were the devil… the prince of darkness…  first I need the United States… I would do it by subverting the churches… I would begin with a whisper… like I did in the garden as that great serpent… I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve… do as you please… if I were the devil and the prince of darkness I would go after our children… I would teach them that the bible is a myth… that man created God… not God man… I would tell you what is good… oh no I would tell you what is bad is good… and what good is well square… then I would go after the elderly… I would teach them to pray after me… I would teach them to pray Our Father who art in Washington… then I would really get organized as the devil… I would go after our teachers… I would teach them and lure them to lude literature… so that everything else is dull and irrelevant… I would make tv’s worse than movies… and then movies worse then tv’s… and I would make it such a vicious cycle… and I tell you what I would do… I would go to all the media… and I would speak to them… and tell them… if we just mesmerize them with the media your ratings will rise… and I’ll just sit back and fan the flame… if I were the devil if I didn’t get you then… I would do it through narcotics… and if I didn’t get you with narcotics I would go to the rich and to the known… to the women and men of excellence… and tag them with alcohol… and anybody else… I get you tied up to pills so that you will become tranquilized… you have to be on something… pretty soon I would have every family fighting family… I would have every church fighting… I would have every country fighting every country… and then all of a sudden it would be all consuming… yes my brothers if I were the devil and I was the prince of darkness I would go to schools and teach that you need to refine that intellect… yeah you do… you need to let discipline run free… let the emotions run and they will dictate what will happens… oh yeah… I guarantee you within a decade the prisons will be overflowing… judges will promote pornography… you know what I bet you by the end of the decade we will have drug sniffing dogs and medal detectors at every door… oh the best one… I will take God out of the courthouse… the schoolhouse… and the coup de grâce the house of congress…if I were the devil and the prince of darkness I would make sure churches do not teach faith… they would teach psychology… I would make science a deity unto itself… I bet you I could get pastors to go after children… and if I can’t get them that way I’ll lure them with the church’s money… I bet you if I were the devil and the prince of darkness… I would change the symbols of the world… I will make the egg the symbol of easter… I will make the bottle the symbol of Christmas… I tell you what I’ll do… I’ll take from those who have and give to those who want and I will kill ambition… I’ll tell you what I bet I could do... tongue and cheek… I bet you… I could get countries and whole states… to get people to buy into gambling as a way to get rich… like a lotto… maybe so… and I’ll tell you while I’m doing that I’ll tell everybody you’re an extremist… if you’re a patriot… or that maybe you worship God and you have a faith… or maybe you have a moral compass that’s what I’ll do… as a matter of fact I will tell you that marriage is old fashioned… do what the tv does… sling if you will… I bet you I could get you to undress in public on television and lure you into bed with the diseases we can’t cure… you know what I would do if I were the devil and the prince of darkness… I would just keep on doing what he’s doing…
  3.  Paul Harvey nineteen sixty-five… my brothers and sisters in Christ… I don’t know if the devil listened to that broadcast or not… but he sure did nail it… and I can tell you we’re in trouble… and let me just be honest with you… our country’s leadership… is diabolical… our church no longer emits light… she has become opaque… not because of her… the powers to be are a vast wasteland… we make a mockery of God… money is far more powerful… let’s be honest… we put In God we trust on the money… what unmitigated gall… my brothers and sisters in Christ… I’m going to speak to you candidly and honestly… my friends in Christ we are in trouble… and have been for quite a while… it will not get better on it’s own because it’s football season and it’s a new day… my brothers and sisters in Christ here’s what you don’t know… fact… march of this year… executive order number 14067 write it down… our president has decided that we need to be a digital currency… high treason… as a matter of fact December thirteenth will be the start… I’ve come to talk to you because we are in trouble… and you need to pick your head up… my friends in Christ I tell you this… now look I am not a conspiracy theorist I do not have the time… I’m not a big proponent of drinking Kool-Aid… I don’t even like Kool-Aid… my brothers and sisters in Christ I am too tired to be an extremist… logic and reason are my pedestals… faith is my motor and hope is my fuel… I want you to take time to read this book called the warning… by a lady by the name of Watkins… there’s a copy of the cover as you leave… if you don’t have time… read the first eighty pages… if you do not have the time… that’s on you… my brothers in Christ… you know my love of books… and I surely would not be speaking to you if I did not think it was worth your time and effort… ask yourself one question… if you are God… and we lose some four to five million people in the Unites States alone… every year die… four to five million… if scripture says one out of four… one out of four not my batting average that’s the one He spoke of… when I throw seed some of it lands on the path and get’s trampled to death… some of it lands on thorns and get’s choked to death… some lands on the rocks and has nowhere to grab root… only one lands on good soil... one out of four... if one out of four... of five million make it... at what point as God do you not stick your finger in the middle of this and say this has to stop… we passed Roe vs. Wade and we’re still arguing whether it’s legal… oh my God… that’s how far we have fallen… and we will continue to fall… because when good men do nothing… evil prevails… I’m asking you to read this book… I have researched this book… I have gone back to four people that I take council with… St. Faustina… Padre Pio… St. Paul the sixth… who wrote Humanae Vitae… St Pius the ninth who wrote the immaculate conception… all four of them are quoted in this book… as having what they call a warning… a mini judgment for some ten to fifteen minutes… they believed that everybody in the world at one time will receive what they call a mini judgment… which means you will see yourself as God sees you…think about it… it’s logical… how do you impact the boy in the amazon… how do you impact New York City… maybe you don’t… what about the west coast… what about Russia… what about Taiwan and Japan… what about Amite Louisiana… how do you impact everybody equally so that you can never tell God… you never told me… I got nothing… what do you mean you’re judging me in the book of revelations on everything I did with my body both good and evil… my brothers and sisters in Christ it’s logical that he’s going to have to stick his finger in this there are actually two priest in that book… one I know personally Father Rick Wendell I thought his argument was spot on… actually somebody who had the fifteen minute revelation… I’ve been knowing Rick for quite a while… there’s also another guy in there by the name of Father Steven Scheier… you need to read his in particular… the one that is from south America… Father Juan knows personally… he said he is the Saint Paul… I want you to read the book… I need you to understand… look if what I say is wrong and I’m all wet… at least you’re well read… but if I’m right… then you and I know what’s coming… and you need to be prepared… Peter was right… you’ve been warned… look this isn’t fear and trepidation… do what you do best… go to mass… receive the sacraments… go to confession… for the love of Christ start going to adoration… I don’t care if it’s for five minutes a week… if you’re on your cellphone more then you’re talking to Christ… and I’m saying talking to him… with nobody else in the room… with a bible in your hand and a rosery in your hand and you’re talking to him… if you spend more time on the cellphone then you do talking to him… then can I tell you… our judgment is going to be brutal… it will do one of three things… you will see yourself as God sees you… which will mean you will be either going to Heaven… Hell… or Purgatory… oh that’s right… you don’t believe in Purgatory… okay so for those that don’t you only got two shots now… go back and read Philippians two… stop looking for an English word in a book written in Greek… my brothers in Christ he’s warning you that only a loving and caring God would do… he loves you and I so much… he says if I don’t warn my children what is to come… then who else is to blame… I’m telling you… take the time to read the book… how hard is it… look at the world… you’re telling me you wake up every morning and life is good… you think it’s going to get better just because…is everything Paul Harvey said fifty years ago… not one hundred precent true… do as you please… my brothers and sisters in Christ read the book… pick your head up… do what you do best… stay close to the church and her teachings… and when judgment comes… and if it does come then so be it you and I will be better for it… and we will be one step closer and man we will be thanking God in heaven that we were part of his church… 
  4.  I leave you with this… I could leave you with the words of Paul Harvey… good day… or I can again leave you with the words of St. Peter… second Peter… Brothers and sisters I have forewarned you… be on guard… bend that knee… get that head up… and if the judgment comes then so be it… because our job is to get to heaven anyway… 
  5. Amen… 

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