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March 27 1983

Holy Mass for the Fatherland on March 27 1983

Holy Mass for the Fatherland on March 27 1983 was celebrated by Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, who delivered the sermon. [homily]
Holy Mass is the most perfect form of prayer which faithful people bring to God, the Father of peoples and nations. It is through our prayer that we wish to serve God and our neighbors. We want to include God in our difficult and painful concerns for our Nation. Serving God means looking for ways into human hearts. Serving God means to speak of evil as a disease, which one has to reveal, in order to cure it. Serving God means to recognize evil and all its ways. The description of the suffering and death of our Savior, just read, shows us how much Christ had to suffer, how much humiliation from those who did not want to accept the words of truth which He proclaimed, from those who unjustly sentenced Him to death on the cross. That was the reward pro- posed for Christ for His love and sacrifice for the good of humanity. They forgot; however, they did not want to under- stand that although Love and Truth may be crucified, they cannot be killed. Out there, on the cross, Truth and Love triumphed over evil, over death, over hate. We are the disciples of Christ and that is why we understand how much the absence of Truth and, the triumph of hate, in our country, stands in the way of together building our Nation. It stands in the way of the dialog and […]