With the breaking news of the Fr. Corapi story this weekend and the Gospel readings for today Luke 6; 36-38 I had to write a blog.
Be merciful, just as (also) your Father is merciful.
Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you."
To have a reading that is so relevant to Fr. Corapi’s situation, and for all of us to apply what Christ Jesus is teaching us in this reading to this and all situations like this. Our Lord is saying to stop judging. He is not saying to stop judging and imputing guilt, he is not saying stop judging and imputing innocents, our Lord is saying stop judging altogether. We do not know if Fr. Corapi is innocent or guilty, least we should not judge either way. We can plainly see that Satan has his hand in this mess, whether our brother Fr. John is lying and has succumbed to temptations from the evil one, or our sister, his former employee is lying and has a vendetta against him. We can not and do not know which one it is, but either way the devil has spread his wings over this and is laughing as he watches the lie he has instigated take shape. In this most Holy time of Lent, we should pray to our Lord that all involved should seek repentance, forgiveness, and the truth that resides in there heart to be known