Well, today my plan is not to list out the whole of the beatitudes to you. In fact, today my word goes out to all Catholics. You as a Catholic need to come to realize what tremendous riches that you have been called to participate in as a Catholic Christian. You as a Catholic need to seize upon the treasures God himself has been willing to adorn his Church, You as a Catholic need to live in harmony with the entire family of the Church, to really encounter Christ in His fullness. I say this because I am aware that a lot of Catholics out there are persecuted, now I do not mean, necessarily being killed but I mean being scorned and rejected, and treated like a piece of shit, just because you are a Catholic. Do not allow these things to get to you, and do not even think of retaliating because that is not the Christ way or the Catholic Way. The Catholic way is to rejoice that you have the opportunity to share in the persecutions of Christ, that you have the opportunity people are looking for to suffer with Christ and so reign with him.
Dearest friends, we need to strengthen our Catholic Faith and we need to preach it to the world, come what may, for it is the only Christian faith that has stood the test of time, and it is the only Christian Faith that comes straight from the hands of the Divine Master himself, so rich and inexhaustible. It is time for us to be true soldiers of Christ and be at the forefront of the battle against Sin and Death, and the reinstatement of the reign of Christ, the Eucharistic reign. Are you a student, a doctor, an engineer, a carpenter, a secretary, a wife, or husband, or even a cleaner, are you a market seller? There, is where you called to give supreme witness, excellent Marturia to the truths of your faith.
Some of us experience embarrassment and humiliation, plus disgrace all because we tick to our faith. Sometimes, this embarrassment comes from people we are friends with, or even people we love. It is our duty and obligation to teach them the way. Open your Bibles! Cherish the Mass! Say your Rosary! And be a Saint!!! The world needs more of those these days. Offer up every embarrassment or persecution you face to our Lord, He himself knew that you were going to face the same, just as he did. Since we are then his body, the world will continue to persecute us just as the world persecuted Christ.
Do not be discouraged my dear brothers and sisters, live in love, and cherish the gift of one another as Catholics. Pray for one another, and commune with the Saints in heaven. For we are one big family holding hands around our Divine Master, the Trinity.
From your friend and brother: Chibuzor F. Ogamba