Good rainy Monday morning!

I’ve just been to the gym where I had a great chat with one of the trainers about Jesus and the bible and got to share about the power of prayer and of Medjugorje.

It’s exciting as new avenues of evangelisation are opening up and with the different events on in our church, there are things to invite these people to! Praise God!

And as my ministry of outreach continues in the gay scene, this morning I’m writing about what is called ‘hnh’.

And no, it doesn’t mean “Holy and happy’ or ” holistic and healthy’….it stands for ‘high and horny’.

Also known as ‘chems sex’ it’s basically the mixing of drugs and sex.

As I’ve never even smoked a joint in my life I’m really not sure what exactly happens but from what I hear some drugs make people more sexual and they can stay going all night if you catch my drift!

Now you might from in disgust at these sodomites at it all night like rabbits on cocaine or your heart might break and you might ask why?

Well a lot of gay people take drugs at an early age to numb the pain. From bullying in school to rejection by religious families to the lack of hope and outreach in the church, at times ‘hnh’ is better than the alternative…suicide.

The drugs like alcohol loosen people’s inhibitions and the need for love and intimacy gets expressed through sex.

Even St. Augustine who loved sex recognized that even when he was craving sex that it was actually God that he was looking for. The same could be said for many if not all in the gay community.

That’s why Our Lady in Medjugorje never says ‘pray for those horrible filthy sinners’ but rather ‘pray for those who haven’t yet experienced the love of God’.

And no better witness to this than our very own Séamus who happens to be visiting Manchester for a few days, the place where he spent ten years on drugs, sex and what not!

How did Our Lady treat him in Medjugorje? With love, mercy, dignity, understanding and patience. A model to us all as to how to treat others from these type of backgrounds.

Our Lady never judges because she sees the wounds and hurts behind the actions and she understands that the journey of transformation and healing takes years.

Without adequate support both spiritual and psychological, these people stand no chance of ever finding God and breaking free of these worlds of pain and that is why we are all called to be Our Lady’s ‘apostles of love’.

And so today as I pray for Seamus who will most certainly relive some of the pain and trauma of his past life, I also thank Our Lady of Medjugorje for touching him and I pray that Our Lady of Medjugorje will open wide her heart of love and mercy to the entire gay community and that healing ministries of love and prayer and acceptance will pop up in the catholic church all over the world including in Medjugorje itself where it is badly needed (speaking from experience 😉)

Have a super day!

Michael