I arrived home from Mass to find my front door ajar.
Sure enough, thieves had taken a tire iron to the front door, no small feat – it is a heck of a door with a heck of a lock – and worked it until it gave. They ransacked the place, and, in their thoroughness, found my small, at-home pile of cash, which was basically next month’s rent, to be paid this coming weekend. The big pile is kept off site. Thank goodness. But still. A month’s rent. And even more importantly, money that mostly came from benefactors. Ugh.
Everything else was either on my person, locked up, or too heavy or not of interest. They just wanted the cash. I don’t have jewelry, so there was nothing to get in that respect either.
I have learned that when Our Lord REALLY wants the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for some poor lost soul or souls, He sends them my way. Nothing guarantees having the Holy Sacrifice of Calvary offered for someone than having them commit a grave sin against me personally.
Thank God I wasn’t here when they came, lest they had died in their sin. At least this way, they will have time to repent.
Anyway, please pray for the thieves, that they repent, convert or revert, die in a state of grace and achieve the Beatific Vision.
St. Philip Neri, pray for us.
St. Michael the archangel, pray for us.
Christ, have mercy on us.