Sunday's Comin'

 

Fr. Frank Pavone

 
  3/8/2004
 

I share with you today this inspiring meditation based on a sermon I once heard, and adapted to the concerns of the pro-life movement.

It's Friday. Jesus is on the cross. He has been killed by his enemies; he is off the scene. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. Mary is weeping in bitter grief; the disciples are fleeing in all directions, confused and afraid. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. Pilate is washing his hands; the Pharisees are calling the shots; the Roman soldiers are strutting around with their spears. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. The forces that oppress the poor and abandon the lowly and trample upon the rights of the weak, making them suffer and robbing them of hope, are in control. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. Satan is doing his dance, and he thinks he rules the world. Governments do his bidding, and businesses do his work, and institutions are at his command. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. Abortionists continue their work 4000 times a day, tearing off the arms and legs of little babies and crushing their heads. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. Pro-abortion groups put out their hands and receive blood money from billionaires who are as deceived as they are. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. Liars attempt to speak for all women and hide the pain of abortion, and ignore the evidence of how it harms women, and call abortion a blessing. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. Judicial activists have their way, writing the law instead of applying it, ignoring the will of the American people and even allowing partial-birth abortion to continue. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. Men who distort the Gospel find judges who will approve of sodomy and attempt to re-define marriage itself. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. Those who refuse to acknowledge God remove from the bench men of God just because they post his commandments in the courthouse. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

It's Friday. Many preachers of God's word are silent in the face of all these evils, as they spend more energy calculating how to keep safe from lawyers than how to keep safe from the wrath of God. But that's because it's Friday. Sunday's comin'!

People of God, hope does not mean that we ignore or minimize the evils around us. It means, rather, that we see the whole picture, which is that evil is conquered because of what happened one Sunday morning. The power of sin and death has been broken by the Resurrection of Christ. We are called to proclaim, celebrate, and serve that victory, waiting in joyful hope for Christ's return and the full flowering of the Culture of Life! Indeed, Sunday's comin'!