May 18, 2018 A.D.
This letter is from someone in Dublin, Ireland in response to a Friend of Medjugorje’s Open Letter to Ireland. It is followed by a response from a Friend of Medjugorje.
“How judgmental and condescending! I am a proud citizen of the Republic of Ireland. I am not of [an abominable lifestyle] – I only say this to convey that I do not wish to avail of the same [gender] marriage law, lest you think I am biased. How can love ever be wrong? Let everyone focus on love in their own lives. Why the need to say such hurtful things? Does Our Lady not say to pray? Pray for those you think have sinned. Pray for your own sins. Does Our Lady not tell us of the power of prayer? Why openly condemn a country and insult its citizens for their democratic decision?
“Why be disrespectful to [abominable] couples who love each other? Don’t we each have enough sins of our own making? Should we not focus on addressing our own sins before being judgmental and frankly unkind to others. Love, true love, is never bad.
Response from a Friend of Medjugorje
First of all, I love Ireland and because of that, it is my motivation to write to save Ireland. You have a twisted understanding of love. Your mentality is what Ireland is suffering from. In addition to an erred mentality, you should learn facts – that Ireland’s democratic decision does not have any legal authority to override God’s law. All Christians are obligated to defy it. Click here to learn why no one in Ireland is under this law.
Secondly, you ask, “How can love ever be wrong?”
Love can be wrong, when love is for the wrong things. Like what 1 Timothy 6:10 states:
“For the love of money is the root of all evil.”
Evil is caused by loving that which is not to be loved, whether money or any sin. So, why openly “condemn a country” for a democratic decision as you said? Because this democratic decision in favor of this particular sin, brings about the judgement of God upon the country which embraces it, as told in Genesis 19, and Romans 1, and results in even greater depravities.
This is not a love which is blessed by God. Your own words condemn you, “Love, true love, is never bad.” True love is never bad. This sin, for what you are telling us to leave alone, is more than bad, it is public scandal and societal condemnation, which is not true love. This kind of thinking is why Our Lady of Medjugorje clarified true love, by what She said on June 25, 1988:
Supporting, promoting, or ignoring sin, for which God destroyed the entire people of Sodom, would not be love which is, “loyal and pleasing to God.” This sin is different from other personal sins. This is a societal sin, which destroys the society in which it takes root.
It is true that prayer is powerful as you mentioned, and that Our Lady says to pray. But, prayer is not all we are supposed to do:
August 25, 2013
It is easier to walk away and not open our mouths to point out the difficult truths which condemn a nation. But, when condemnation comes, as it most certainly will, we would be held accountable for not having spoken, as God’s Word tells us Ezekiel Chapter 3:
“…if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning, and you will have saved your life…”
You are confused in reading Our Lady’s messages, and how to respond properly, as if God does not want us to correct a wrong, or that God does not intervene in the affairs of men, nor takes issue when men go astray. This is why Our Lady says:
November 6, 1982
As all of us are sinners, those of us who confess our sins are of God, as the Bible says. Our Lady tells us that our Father in Heaven is offended by societal sin, and we, as His children are obliged to state what is true. Everyone can be forgiven, everyone can change. But, people will not be changed unless they are confronted with the hard-facts of the situation they are truly in.
We know your Irish patriotism may have been offended by what was written in A Letter to Ireland. But, your Irish patriotism should have instead inflamed you to condemn that which has taken over your country, a country that at one time was a bastion of the Catholic Faith. For this failure, the clergy is mostly at fault, and most people in your country already know that. So, even if you are all alone, be strong in your faith, be strong in your prayer, be strong in standing up to save your country from the coming judgment.
In the Love of Peace,
“You who are the remnant there, you who are going to raise up the new Ireland: The old Ireland, the Ireland that you know now, is gone. There’s no way to save it except purification and conversion.” A Friend of Medjugorje – from “RIP Ireland”