Each new year brings its share of worries. What will the year 2019 be like? Will we know peace or war, prosperity or poverty, health or sickness? During the prayer of the Angelus, on January 1st this year, Pope Francis stated:
“This year that is beginning will be good precisely in the measure in which each one will have welcomed God’s goodness which Jesus came to bring into the world.”
We will have a better world depending on how well we submit to God’s Will, so that His Will might be “done on earth as it is in Heaven”. The White Berets are working toward a better world.
The creature who best fulfilled God’s Will is the Blessed Virgin Mary, whom God had filled with grace that she might become the mother of the Word made flesh, and our own mother, as Jesus proclaimed on the cross: “Woman, behold thy son; son, behold thy mother” (John: 19: 27).
Each year, on January 1st, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Holy Mary, Mother of God, so that the entire year is under her protection. Her only desire is to lead us to her Son, and to warn us against all that could lead us away from Him.
Money is on people’s minds as we begin the new year. Will we have enough money to make ends meet? Will I keep my job? Money is the first of our worries since without it we can obtain neither goods nor services. Without money we are bound to perish. Money should be an instrument of service. Louis Even explains how private banks, by making the power to create money theirs, have turned money into an instrument of domination.
Money’s value is based on a nation’s productive capacity. It should therefore be issued by society as Dividends to each of the country’s citizens, who are, in fact, the co-heirs of natural resources and progress. Thus would be applied the principle of the Church’s social doctrine which states that earthly goods were created by God for the use of all men. The Social Credit Dividend would solve the financial headaches of individuals, families and governments, and would eliminate our worries for tomorrow.
Although we live in troubling times, God has not forsaken us, and He has not abandoned His Church. He has given us bold witnesses indeed to the Good News of Christ our Saviour: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, Marthe Robin and recently canonized Pope Paul VI.
Bishop Sheen warns us to beware of God’s signs of the times in order to stay close to Christ. Marthe Robin was a mystic and stigmatic who survived on only the Holy Eucharist for 50 years. She was a privileged witness to God’s love for mankind. Saint Paul VI stood up courageously in favor of marital life in his encyclical, Humanae Vitae.
Being “just” means being adjusted to God’s will. Saint Thomas Aquinas defined justice as “rendering to each one what they are owed”. What is owed God is adoration. Louis Even teaches us that a social Dividend is owed to each human being. In the Gospel, Jesus teaches: “Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Let us put our faith in God and work for justice by implementing Social Credit, also known as Economic Democracy. According to the African bishops who visited us in Rougemont, this is a battle for everyone!