1. First lesson on the Catholic Faith.
The First Sunday of Advent Liturgy connects the lesson of Christ the King to the lesson of Christmas. It connects preparation for the general judgment day and preparation for Christmas.
What kind of preparation do we need to get a favourable judgment from Almighty God? A clean soul. And what kind of preparation do we need to receive Christ into our minds and hearts on Christmas Day? A clean soul. A soul clear of all sins. The way to prepare our souls for both particular and general judgment is identical, i.e. to have a clean soul, a soul without sin.
The first days of Advent defines what to do to have a clean soul. In doing so, the Liturgy makes it clear that this is the way to prepare for both the particular and the general judgment. Upon what will God's judgment be based on? On whether we obeyed His commands or not. And the Liturgy states the first command of God upon which understanding and obedience of the next commands will depend on, i.e. if this first command is learned and obeyed, God will, Himself, teach us what are the next commands and give us the power to be able to obey the next commands.
On the other hand, if this first command, described on Monday of the first week of Advent is disobeyed, the next and the rest of all the commands of God will be disobeyed.
2. The last judgment situation and how to respond during Advent.
The Feast of Christ the King reminds us, through the prophet Ezechiel, that as we approach General Judgment day, there will be no true preachers who will teach the way of salvation. This was repeated on Holy Week, no one was preaching, neither the apostles nor Christ. Absolutely no one. This will happen, again, today. Today, no one is preaching due to the lock downs and the few who dare to preach are not preaching how to prepare for the general judgment day. Not Pope Francis, not one of the bishops or priests.
So from whom can we learn the way of salvation? The one last teacher is the Liturgy. The Liturgy had been the official teacher of Catholic Doctrine since the very beginning; it still is the only official teacher today. No wonder the devil had been trying to modify or destroy the Liturgy. The devil does not have to destroy those who are ignorant of the Faith; they simply self-destruct.
3. The first three important commands that makes hard rock upon which the spiritual life should be built are enumerated on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the first week of Advent. First command given on the Feast of St. Andrew is is to give up all worldly possessions and all worldly relationship. Thus Andrew, Peter, James and John gave up their boats, nets and the latter their own father. Secondly, a soul must be like little children who sees the good in others and not the evil. Thirdly, to have compassion towards others who suffer by helping them alleviate their pains. This is done by teaching them the purpose of suffering.
4. If a soul obeys these three commands of Christ, the Gospel of Thursday states; they will be like wise men who built their house on rock. 'The storms and flood came, the house did not fall because it was built on rock.'
If a soul obeys the first command, he will know the second command and will be able to obey the second command. It will go on and on until the soul learns the last command and will be able to obey the last command to be perfect in Faith and acquire the beginnings of Charity. It all depends in the souls ability to know and obey the first command. Everything else will follow until the soul reaches perfection.
On the other hand, if the soul disobeys the first command learned on Monday, he will not be able to obey the second, and third command. And he will not be able to obey the rest of the commands. Thus he cannot go to heaven. Every time a soul is unable to obey the commands of Christ, it is because he did not obey the first command. Every time a soul is able to obey the commands of Christ, it is because he obeyed very well the first command.
When a soul is unable to become Catholic or is unable to have Faith, it is because he did not obey this first command taught on Monday of the first week of Advent.
5. How come most bishops have no Faith?
To have Faith a soul must obey the three commands of Christ mentioned on the first week of Advent. They must obey at least the first. But as Pope John Paul II wrote in his 'Veritatis Splendor,' no bishops have obeyed even the first. So they are like foolish men who build their house on sand. A little temptation or trial and their house collapses. They lose their Faith.
The command given by Christ to Peter and Andrew, to James on John are not commands given to bishops. It is a command for anyone who wishes to follow Christ. It is the same command given by Christ to the young rich man and to the lawyer; a command given to Matthew. It is the first command given by Christ to all who wishes to follow Him, who wishes to become Catholic, who wishes to go to heaven. It is the first command of Christ in the New Testament.
It is the command to leave all worldly concerns by an act of the mind and free will, a command to rise over and above mere human relationship, and a command to do God's Will over one's own will. These are primarily spiritual acts of the mind and the free will. They have to be shown externally so the soul concerned can know that he has Faith. Andrew had Faith and he showed it externally by leaving all things. The young rich man did not have Faith so he could not show anything externally. After having proven to oneself that one has Faith, it can be kept in secret unless circumstances demand again that it be shown externally.
In effect, the first lesson on Catholicism as taught by the first week of Advent is to be a wise man who builds his house on rock. Not to be a foolish man who built his house on sand.
6. The reason why they have no Faith.
Faith, Hope and Charity is defined as obedience to the commands of Christ. The first command of Christ given to all who wish to attain everlasting life is to give up the love and desire for creatures, as St. Augustine would say it, so that they may be able to know and love God. God is in the supernatural level, creatures are in the natural level. They cannot be combined; you will love one and hate the other, Christ said.
As long as the hierarchy love the world, human relationships, etc. they cannot love God. And the hierarchy love the world, human relationship and all creatures. In their love for creatures they cannot give them up.
Unlike the first four apostles, most bishops cannot give up their boats, their nets and their father. Pope Francis is said to be unable to give up his love for his Argentine passport aside from his love for idols like Pachamama. And many of them are unable to give up their love for their sins like pedophilia, sodomy, adultery, abortion and their love for mother nature and mother earth. Their minds and hearts are filled with the love of creatures they are totally unable to love God and neighbour.
Unable to obey the first command of Christ as defined on Monday of the First week of Advent, they are unable to know and obey the second command of Christ, 'to be like children'. The hierarchy's inability to be like children is what makes them unable to recognise the signs Christ gave of the approach of General Judgment day; thus they are completely unprepared. They will surely not go to heaven.
Their inability to know and obey the second command in the training of the followers of Christ, they become unable to know and obey the third command of Christ, on Wednesday of the first Advent weekday, to be compassionate. Compassionate is the Christian virtue. What they have is the opposite vice namely 'pity' which destroys soul. Pope Francis and most bishops 'pity' the immigrants, the poor, the pagans, the gays, the sodomites, the criminals, the drug addicts, etc. Pity, St. Thomas wrote, is a vice and a sin that destroys other souls. While compassion is an act of Charity. Pity is an act of hatred, St. Thomas concludes.
So why does Pope Francis and most of the bishops and priests are without the Catholic Faith? And consequently, many of the laymen? Because they have not obeyed a single command of Christ in the New Testament shown by the fact that they could not even obey the first command as Pope John Paul II emphasised in his 'Veritatis Splendor.' They have not obeyed the first command required of all who wish to follow Christ and attain everlasting life. In which case, they are not followers of Christ, they are not Catholics and they cannot attain everlasting life. The Gospel of Monday of the first week of Advent describes the first sign of Faith in a Christian......like Peter, Andrew, James and John, the ability to give up all creatures, boats, nets, home, fathers........and their own will (as the Gospel of following Thursday adds.) This is how to prepare our souls to receive the Word of God on Christmas Day. And at the same time to prepare one's soul for the general judgment day.
The above have not received Christ in their souls from their birth up to the present because they have no Faith. They have not obeyed any of the commands of Christ who said; 'who is the wise man........'