There is Divine Mercy, and then, if you will, there is Wrong Mercy.
Wrong mercy coddles criminals. Wrong Mercy says everyone is okay to do anything. Call it Fake Mercy: it excuses those who should be admonished. An an example of wrong mercy is how the West now handles homosexuality. The rays come now from the Heart of Jesus — are not red and white — but a shining dark.
How is it merciful to tolerate a type of sexuality that causes those who practice it to die young, to live on average to just 42, to languish in unusual loneliness and depression and regret, in constant self-questioning, and estrangement, in a “lifestyle” (to use the euphemism) that if known in its full extent — the hygiene, the injurious sadism, the viruses, bacteria, and parasites that are harbored, diseases that can and have spread to the general populace — would appall the average person who has been coerced and brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is simply an alternative means of expressing”love.”
Let’s top mincing words. Homosexuality used to be considered a perversion. It still is a perversion. But of course it is no longer anything of the sort.
We have a presidential candidate is openly extols it — a man who has a “husband.” We have a new female Chicago mayor who has a “wife.” We have celebrities who are flagrant in their like dispositions. It’s all “love.” The “hate” crime is to oppose sodomy.
Let us love and pray for such folks. This is a true diabolical disorientation.
And what about victims? What about children who have contracted AIDS through blood transfusions? Were they properly considered? Was mercy applied to them? Or — in the cause of fake love — must they be collateral damage?
We know a woman who died waiting for a liver transplant after contracting hepatitis that her physician felt had come from a worker at a restaurant. No one knows if that’s actually the case. We do know, however, that hepatitis is another serious disease that has spread from sodomists to an unsuspecting and largely duped public.
Real love would correct homosexuals. Real love would pray for their deliverance. Real love would love them enough to encourage their conversion. That would be authentic. Not taunting them. Not ridiculing them. But loving them onto the right path.
But we don’t live at a time of real love. We don’t live at a time of genuine mercy. We don’t live at a time when much is real. We live at a time when falsity is so common that it is no longer even false.
The truth, it is said, sets us free — but not when the truth is whatever anyone wants it to be.