Within Christendom today, the necessity of proper judgment is misunderstood, misrepresented, and often roundly rejected, in contradiction to the words of Jesus Christ and the context of divine revelation as a whole.
Our life here below is analogous to the night the virgins spent in awaiting the arrival of the bridegroom. Sooner than expected, it will end and the night will give way to an encounter with the Bridegroom in all his infinite holiness and glory.
The Catholic Church is undergoing a trial of faith that seems to put to the fore a tendency by some of its members toward an openness to the spirit of the world, resulting in the virtue of religion’s corruption.
Instituted by Christ and founded on the apostles, the Church on earth is the kingdom of heaven in its seed and beginning. The Church is God the Father’s intended home for all people, deigned to be so from before time began. She is inclusive, barring no person from communion with her and her founder, Jesus Christ. It is only the individual who voluntarily excludes himself by rejecting communion with the Church through free-choices that are incompatible with the love of Christ and the rule of his kingdom.
Divine Revelation reveals the certitude that, in the end, religious belief has the last word in History, for it is God’s will that no man should forever dwell in darkness, but rather darkness shall inevitably give way to Light by virtue of the prayer that unites man to Christ.