Wednesday, June 22, 2005


In Bucharest, Romania, a Romanian Orthodox monk and four nuns from the Holy Trinity Convent were indicted today for killing a 23-year old nun, Maricica Irina Cornici.

They bound the 23-year old to a cross and stuffed a towel into her mouth.

They left her alone that way, apparently without food or water, for three days. The young woman died of dehydration, exhaustion and lack of oxygen.

When asked why he had done such a thing, the monk said he was trying to "take the devil out of her." When asked if the nun had been mentally ill, the monk answered, "You can't take the devil out of people with pills."

Beloved, this tragic case illustrates - in the extreme - the self-deception that occurs when we focus on fearing instead of awakening the great love within us.

That monk - and the four nuns who helped him - completely lost sight of their mission as disciples of Christ and became the evil they were trying to eradicate.

Yet this man, from his comments, must still think he was doing God's work.

He was not. Torturing is not God's work. Killing is not God's work.

Kindness is God's work.

There can be no greater perversion of Christ's message than what was done to Maricica Irina Cornici

Beloved, do not worry about the souls of others but concern yourself with your own.

As you fill with greater and greater love, you will be God's hand in transforming the world in a wonderful way.

Love our Source/Creator with all your heart and focus on Him.

In this way you will do great good.


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