To steal does not only mean to physically take something that does
not belong to us.
It is much wider and often more subtle, than that.
It can be to have an attitude and an outlook in life of something like:
"What is in it for me?", or "Is there anything in it for me?"
in almost any decision making big or small. If the person cannot
perceive any personal gain, they decide against it, because they are out to
take, obtain something freely and easily, without going through the correct
normal channels; work, and being honest and transparent.
That person might be found anywhere, also in the Church.
The person would not hesitate to break your friendships, by "stealing"
them too, by inserting themselves between you and them.
They would not be interested in making their own
friends, they want to take yours and destroy your friendships.
Same goes for spiritual possessions, they understand that it has value, and
so they sneak in, pretending to be interested, hoping they can grasp it
and use it for their own gain.
They do not understand that that is impossible, but if they can rob you of it,
there will be some passing satisfaction for them.
They are impostors, they only go to Mass where people know them,
not where nobody knows them, because they are seeking the approval
of men, not of God.
“Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide
and the tassels on their garments long;" (Scribes and Pharisees)
They will not contribute even when it is expected of them, as a natural and
appropriate donation to the Church, because they are there to take, not to give.
They might even feel that the Church is privileged to have someone like them
amongst them. As we know that the wolf is frequently dressed as a sheep,
we need to be awake.
This approach to life is related to
"For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their
life for me will find it"
It means to take risks to one's personal life because the fear of the Lord has
dominance in our lives. God comes first; all decisions must be taken with
needing to be right with Him before anything else, regardless of the
consequences to our selves, because our salvation depends on it.
It is obedience and also manifests our great confidence in God.
They are often acts of Faith.
And God never returns such obedience and love with anything but generosity.
The person who is in a permanent state of self preservation, however,
even as far as to the detriment to those he/she proclaims to love,
that person might sacrifice or accuse whoever it takes,
in words and deeds, in order to "save" himself.
It is a fearful person, without knowledge nor confidence in God.
It is a self serving love, and in the end the person will be lost.
Now that the evidence of the harm the covid 19 injection is being recognized
also in the main stream media, I think of all the Catholics who agreed to be
injected with an acknowledged experimental injection made from stem cells
of aborted babies. Some were definitely under sever pressure to take it, under
the threat of losing their job and in order to provide for their families, they took
Many did pay with their lives, but many did it for the right reasons.
But many others did not take it for the right reasons; their motivation was fear
and confidence in their corrupt governments. Immoderate and unreasonable
fear paralyzes the intelligence and logic. The official statistics told us all the time
that the virus presented a minimal risk, but in spite of this many people who were
not under any obligation or financial pressure to take it, went ahead and took it,
no matter what their family said, and even with partners and spouses pleading
with them not to do it. They were trying to save themselves to, and how many
ended up killing and maiming themselves instead.
I am neither a doctor nor a scientist, but giving all the information that was
available to everybody from the very start, I was ready to die, rather than
inject a very questionable concoction, made from abortions, into my body.
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