The Signs of the Times

I, like you, woke to the horrific news of the multiple tornadoes. The first passage from Sacred Scripture is this:

And the Pharisees and Sad′ducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. – Matthew 6

This is an important gift to have in these days of confusion, where we can’t even trust our doctors, political leaders, or even Popes and bishops. We must have a well-honed sense of discernment, so we can read the signs of the times.

We see daily the increase in violence, hatred, and what I can only describe as mass cases of demonic activity. Yes, we need discernment. Without it we will be so confused as to fall for the wiles of the enemy of our soul.

So, let us frequently call upon our Lady of Fatima to obtain for us the grace to read the signs of the times. Let us pray her rosary, let us call upon the Holy Ghost, who dwells perfectly in her Immaculate Heart.

Finally, today’s events be a most vivid reminder to go to confession regularly, and to wear the brown scapular of our Lady of Mt. Carmel.