I met a elderly gentleman on the street on May 31st 2015. He decorated his shirt with many metals looks like he was a long time serving and honored Veteran. I greeted him with a good news. He replied with a smile, "I am a Christian. You see I have Rosary and Cross hanging on my chest." "That is great. Then you are a Catholic. " "yes, I am a Catholic for my whole life. I am also a Veteran." He spoke with proud on his face. I showed my respect and spoke to him once again while he was climbing on the stairs to catch the Skytrain. "do you know that Catholic church has a small problem?" "what is it?" I lowered the protesting board to him, and showed to him an image in which the Pope Paul was offering a prayer to a statue of woman. "Your Pope offered prayers to status. That is idolatry." "No. you fool. do you have mother? Mary is the Mother of G-d." "G-d does not have a mother. The Holy Bible does not teach us to pray to a statue but to the Living G-d alone." "You idiot. " He continued to screaming in a loud voice. I was shocked by his ferrous anger and abusive words from such a self-honored veteran Catholic. I kept my voice calm and low and affirmed him that praying to a statue is an act of idolatry. he became even more ferrous with shouting of "You idiot. You Idiot." "I would die for my church. will you?" "You meant to die for the Catholic church, right?" "yes. how about you?" He shouted back with his eyes popped out and staring at me. "I only will die for Jesus Christ." Forgive Father for I checked him out completely.
My old Mexico friend Magil just came by and pulled me aside and observed what happened. He told me to be quiet and quit from the argument with that veteran. He said, "sometime quiet has more power than speaking." "yes, I agree. " Then I stopped talking to the Veteran. He continued to spew out some hateful and insulting words "You idiot. You fool." when he saw that I went with my old friend, he left after a few minutes.
I felt a strong protection from my G-d as none of his hateful and insulting words landed on me. I thanked Him. I also felt a sustaining peace with my heart that kept me calm. Thank you Jesus as You are the Prince of Peace.
This was a glimpse of what a true battle between the Catholics and our true Faith looks like. I did not expect how rotten of Catholic belief that distorted many believers' mind and heart. If Catholic church preaches the Truth, why the kindness and humbleness of our Lord Jesus Christ were not preached or not rooted within their followers' heart and life? I know that He has a timetable so let it run at its defined course. Thank You my Lord and G-d Father in Heaven. Amen forever.
Called to serve, Called to stand, called to testify the Truth.