When Fr. Corapi walks on stage he takes over the whole room, even if it is the AT&T center. The immense power of his persona is palpable. Humility is also, at least to me. He knows he’s been chosen to do what he is doing. Physically he reminds me of Yul Brenner in “The King and I” with facial hair, and the same masculine strength apparent.
A deep, powerful voice sent words rushing over our ears like strong bright gold being struck on an anvil!. The truth rang loud and pure and no one could escape, and we drank up like a parched man drinks water! It resonated through our bodies, spirits and through the very walls of the building it seemed.
I found myself thinking, he is our Moses and a prophet, with a little more sarcasm and edge. We are in the desert and he came to lead us out of Egypt. We need a strong leader who is unafraid and he’s the strongest one I know.
He spoke for all of us, eloquently. Unashamed, a little sorrowful, fiery, bold. He voiced how most are feeling about things lately. He spoke for the warriors who stand in front of abortion clinics in heat rain and snow, for those who get up every morning thinking about raising their children is such perilous times. For those who have no voice, those hanging on, who are tired or close to giving up.
The notes I took from his talks are stored in my heart, like precious jewels for hard days ahead. When I need them, I’ll take them out and they will sparkle on me, and the golden light of truth will seep into the cracks and crevices, and strengthen and patch the weak and shaky parts, and build me up for the rest of the battle.
We floated out refreshed and renewed by him, edified by the gathering together of so many faithful, strengthened by the Blessed Holy Eucharist and the sacrifice of the mass.
I wonder, if the coming days are as hard and scary as he and others predict? Are people listening and preparing? Will we be ready? Or frivolously frittering away precious time?
On the subject of abortion Fr. Corapi spoke, ” Paul VI said that abortion would be a form of birth control. What do you think it is in a human mother’s womb if it’s not human? Rock? Vegetable? It’s a human baby!”
We thank you dear Father Corapi. My friend Teresa says you are John the Baptist after your namesake, but you are my Moses. Pray for us!
Please pray for him!