Sunday, May 10, 2015

When the Archangels Weep

St. Michael the Archangel Icon Weeping at Rhodes, Greece

In 2013, in Rhodes Greece, an Icon of St Michael the Archangel began weeping.  There is a video of the event, which I will post a link to at the end of this post.

When I saw this, I was terrified.  The implications are quite frightening.

Statues of the Blessed Virgin and even images of our Lord have also wept in the past, sometimes even blood.

Statue of Mary Weeping at Akita
Are all of these true? Of course not, and we as Christians, have to use our powers of reason that God gave us to discern the truth.  But are they all lies? I doubt that also.  Some of them are rather compelling even without an official Vatican investigation.  So I reserve my skepticism but don't let my brains fall out of my head either.

But something IS going on.

If God is sending us a warning with a weeping statue of His Mother, what is He saying to us?

This should not be treated as an oddity to gawk at, this has a message.  The Virgin Mary always pleads to her Son to be merciful to us.

Her Son is our intercessor to the Father.  For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus.  (1 Timothy 2:5).  Mary is our human Mother and was closest to Jesus while He was on the Earth.  Who is always your best friend, and closest confidant, your Mother!  What could you deny your Mother whom you love?  Nothing.  So this beautiful Mother's heart is always before her Son, pleading to Him to be merciful to us, the children He gave to her.  So as God allows, by these signs we are given a glimpse of this Mother's love for us and God allows her to tell us to turn to her Son while there is still time.

Jesus's Mother does not know when the Judgement will be, nor the number that will be condemned to hell, although she does know that many souls do go to hell.    We know this from what Our Lady of Fatima told the little children.  

On July 13, 1917 the Blessed Virgin unveiled a terrifying reality before the three children's eyes. Lucia              recounts: "Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire, which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire     were        demons and souls, in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished       bronze, floating about in this conflagration in clouds of smoke, lifted by flames coming out of their bodies.    They rose and fell  on all sides, like sparks in roaring fires, without weight or direction, amid shrieks and      groans of pain and despair that terrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be                        distinguished by their terrifying and repellent likeness to frightful and unknown animals, black and                transparent like burning     coals. This          vision lasted but a moment, thanks to our good Mother from        Heaven who had warned us beforehand, and promised to take us to Heaven. Otherwise, I think we would      have died of horror and fear. Then we raised our eyes to Our Lady, who said with kindness and sadness: 'You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world            devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If people do what I am going to tell you, many souls will be saved and       there will be peace. ' "  From: The Message of Our Lady of Fatima

 This is why our Lord's Mother is crying, she is weeping for her children that fall into hell every day!

The Blessed Virgin is the greatest witness to the reality of Hell since her Son walked the earth.  If we can't doubt Him when He talks about Hell in scripture, then how can we deny what His Mother did, showing us the reality of hell to three innocents?  

But what does it mean when an image of an Archangel weeps?

Excerpt from Han's Memling, "The Last Judgment." 

St. Michael the Archangel is the weigh-er of souls at the judgement.  Every soul will be weighed to be determined if by it's heart and deeds is worthy of eternal life, or eternal damnation.

Mary does not know the number that are on the path of destruction, nor does she know the time of the Judgement.  St. Michael the Archangel on the other hand may have been given knowledge of  the number of those on the path of destruction, and that the judgement of souls on the earth will be soon.

Perhaps St. Michael the Archangel weeps because he has been informed by the Father that because of the sins of man, God's wrath will cover the Earth.  The judgement of humanity is coming  soon, and St. Michael will be commanded by God's perfect justice to escort many to hell...or  the second death.  

God's justice is perfect, if the wrath of God begins, we will not be able to stop it once it starts, however His wrath may manifest itself.  

When Abraham pleaded for God to not destroy Sodom, it was not for the sake of Abraham's argument that God accepted Abraham's lessening of the just souls required to not destroy Sodom.  It was because of Abraham's LOVE for those souls that moved God's heart to relent.    

We all need to repent and turn back to God, and for those who are stubborn in their sin, there must be innocent souls willing to offer penance and sacrifice for them for the reason of love alone.   Only love from one soul for another can turn back God's wrath upon us.  


"So the LORD said: The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave..." Genesis 18:20. 

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