Now, I grew up knowing this and believing it.
But, it struck me this time, reading it.
Reading her actual vision
What struck me was the number falling into hell.
"And their number was so great that it was impossible to count them."
She didn't say that about the path to Heaven.
definitely something to think about.
Another thing I've been thinking about is from my
"Little Black Book"
(6 minute meditations for Lent)
The Sunday Readings
Prior to the Second Vatican Council, the Sunday readings generally consisted of two Scripture passages (the Epistle and Gospel), and the same readings were used every year. With only minor exceptions, the readings were basically the same ones promulgated by Pope Pius V in 1570
But the council fathers wished to expand the selection of the readings, so that a "more significant part of the Sacred Scriptures will be read to the people over a fixed number of years."
One of the changes that resulted was the addition of a third reading.
"The treasures of the Bible are to be opened more lavishly so that a richer fare may be provided for the faithful at the table of God's world." -Sacrosanctum Concilium#51
I think this is one of the wonderful things Vatican II brought to our faith.
Among many other things.
Vatican II was meant to be a good thing and it did do a lot of good.
Yes, I agree, there were a lot of things that went bad,
but, I believe that has much more to do with each Bishop
than the actual documents.
Can I just say: