Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
Dear post-Christian Iniquitous Gutter Republic:
You aren’t repenting, and thus God cannot extend His mercy to you. To not be sorry, and to not do penance – real penance, not just giving up chocolate – and thus to do nothing to stop the sins and offenses against God, indicates that you A.) don’t believe that that your sins are sins, and/or B.) if you do actually realize they are sins, you just don’t care that you are offending God. Either way, you, by your ongoing failure to repent and do anything to stop the unprecedented offenses against God, are telling Him in no uncertain terms that His Mercy is neither required or desired. And so shall it be.
Now therefore saith the Lord: Be converted to Me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning. And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. Who knoweth but He will return, and forgive, and leave a blessing behind Him, sacrifice and libation to the Lord your God? Blow the trumpet in Sion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly,
Gather together the people, sanctify the church, assemble the ancients, gather together the little ones, and them that suck at the breasts: let the Bridegroom go forth from his bed, and the bride out of her bride chamber. Between the porch and the altar the priests the Lord’ s ministers shall weep, and shall say: Spare, O Lord, spare thy people: and give not thy inheritance to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them. Why should they say among the nations: Where is their God?
Joel 2: 12-17