We live in a new Egypt. Many groups conspire to stop our increase: doctors, nurses, therapists, talk show hosts, magazine authors, government agencies, groups such as Planned Parenthood, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances. At the head of this conspiracy is Satan, who is still dealing shrewdly with God's people to keep children from being conceived, birthed, and raised to healthy Christian maturity. Shrewd remarks and putdowns may stop increases as effectively as artificial contraception, abortion, and sterilization.
Satan has used his pawns to shrewdly attempt to take control of human sexuality and reproduction and get Jesus kicked out of this crucial arena. Once again, Satan, "the prince of death" (Heb 2:14), is trying to get people to crucify Jesus, "the Author of Life" (Acts 3:15), and keep Life out of the bedroom.
We need new Daniels to speak out against this corruption (Dn 13:45ff), new Johns to boldly confront sexual immorality (Mk 6:18), and new Pauls to call society to purity and holiness (1 Tm 4:12). We need people to love Jesus more than anyone or anything (Mt 10:37). We need to use the weapons of prayer and fasting to destroy Satan's strongholds in the bedroom (2 Cor 10:4-5). Rescue those held in Satan's snare (Ps 124:7). Offer your body to Jesus as a weapon for righteousness (Rm 6:13).
|Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat ("Permission to Publish") for One Bread, One Body covering the period from June 1, 2007 through July 31, 2007.
†Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, January 22, 2007.